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Woman arrested in Chon Buri for false police report

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Police in the Si Racha area of Chon Buri province have arrested a 31 year old woman who they say has confessed to filing a false police report about her gold necklace being stolen. Wanida Srinuan alleged that, earlier in the week, she was walking by the Noen Krabk Temple when an unidentified Thai man drove by and snatched the necklace.

Police told The Pattaya News that upon checking security footage from the time of the claim no theft was discovered and they interviewed Wanida about the discrepancy. She then allegedly admitted to fabricating the claim.

She reportedly told police she made the report because she had actually sold the necklace, which was a gift from her husband, to finance her online gambling habit. However, she’d lost the money, and to avoid making her husband angry decided to file a fake report, not realising the temple has working CCTV.

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Police say the woman will be charged with filing a false police report as well as computer crimes, because she posted the incident online as well. The case is scheduled to be heard at Chonburi District Court.

Officers warn the public that filing false police reports, especially during the current Covid-19 crisis, will carry harsh penalties.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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