Shooter's wife had the key to his safe : Kasikornbank
Kasikornbank said yesterday that former national shooting star Chakkrit Panitphatikam's wife had been granted access to the sportsman's safety box because she had a key to it.
Chakkrit said on Wednesday that he had filed a police complaint against his wife Dr Nithawadi Phucharoenyos and the bank's Sukhaphibal III branch for theft, saying valuables worth Bt60 million had gone missing from his safe.
Executive vice-president Pakorn Partanapat said the bank staff had been instructed to help Chakkrit resolve this problem, adding that CCTV images showed Chakkrit's wife asking to open the safe. Since the bank's policy requires the customer to present a key that can be used with the bank's key to open the safe as well as fill in a form, and since she was the account holder's wife, the bank staff accommodated her. Pakorn went on to say that the bank would prevent future problems like this one.
The former sportsman, who was in jail for alleged assault and domestic violence, said he heard that his wife took out the valuables while he was in jail and that he filed a police complaint as soon as he was granted bail.
Chakkrit said the bank staff claimed they did not know of his arrest and that they believed his wife when she said her husband had given her permission. Lamenting that despite paying Bt800,000 to keep his valuables safe, they had been stolen anyway, he said he would take legal action against the bank for violating the contract.