Daughter who stole 250 million baht ordered to pay compensation

Mawadee has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison

The daughter who stole over 250 million baht from her sick mother in Thailand has been ordered to pay more than 200 million baht (US$6 million) in compensation to the bedridden woman.

In the suit filed by Huay Sriwirat against her daughter Mawadee Sriwirat, The Phra Khanong Civil Court has ordered Mawadee, two Kasikornbank employees, and a Kasikornbank bank to pay over 200 million baht. Mawadee has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for falsifying documents.

Huay said that the embezzlement began in 2014, while she was in hospital undergoing treatment. She accused her daughter and four bank employees of changing the rules applicable to her account so that a fingerprint could be used to withdraw money instead of a signature. They then used a fake power of attorney document to confirm the withdrawal of about 250 million baht from two of Huay’s accounts.

Mawadee was found guilty of 84 counts of forgery, using forged documents, and theft. The court then sentenced the 56 year old to 20 years in prison with an order to return 123 million baht.

At the end of last year, the court sentenced Thipaporn Daengsawat, who was a bank employee, to two years in jail for forgery and using forged documents.

Phra Khanong Civil Court ordered KBank to pay 44.6 million baht (US$1.3 million), including interest of 7%, starting on November 19, 2019, the day the suit was filed. Mawadee was ordered to pay 117 million baht (US$3.5 million), including interest of 7.5%.

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