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Thai Visa Centre accuses former employee of stealing from a family seeking to travel to Thailand

Caitlin Ashworth

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Thai Visa Centre sent out a warning about a former employee, saying they discovered that he not only stole money from the company and staff members, but he also stole 130,000 baht from a family overseas who were planning to travel to Thailand.

The centre claims the former staff member, Asim Muhammad Mehran, has been stealing money from other employees for more than 5 months. They say this is a “huge shock” and they’ve contacted the police. Thai Visa Centre has sent out an email and made a post on Facebook warning people about the former employee.

“Not only has he been stealing money he also lied to the team about needing money for his sick father, and our staff helped his father pay for a fake heart operation in his home country.”

They say Asim had told some walk-in customers to contact him directly rather than through the centre’s official email or LINE. Thai Visa Centre is advising all clients and potential clients to only use the official forms of communication.

“Earlier this morning we made a post on Facebook explaining that Asim has been stealing from Grace, and TVC staff members.

It has also come to our attention that he has recently stolen money from a family of 4 trying to travel into Thailand to the sum of 130,000 baht.

We are worried this this is not an isolated situation, and if anyone has been in direct contact with him to please contact us ASAP.”

Thai Visa Centre accuses former employee of stealing from a family seeking to travel to Thailand | News by Thaiger

Message posted on the Thai Visa Centre Facebook page.

Thai Visa Centre ran into trouble in August of last year when immigration police raided the home of a couple who established the centre following complaints of forged documents. Police happened to find 60 cannabis plants in the home. The couple, American national Chad Vincent Scira and Thai national Grace Scira, were arrested.

The centre later issued a statement saying all the visas are officially obtained through immigration, adding that Grace had an issue with immigration several years ago which led to the inspection. They say she was growing cannabis as research for medicinal use.

 

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    toby andrews

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    They claim it is a “huge shock”
    Not to me. Thais would scrap gold leaf of a Buddha statue to make money.
    They are the worlds worst liars and cheats.
    No theft is too small or too immoral to deter a Thai from scamming.

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    joe molinario

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:47 am

    My own Thai wife of 24 years ,( have 2 kids with her who are studying at universities in Bangkok), cheated me out of 5 million baht by selling our house/properties/ and cars motorcycles, all that belongs as well to the kids, aged 22 and 25 and me,I had made out a prenuptial before marriage but it’s invalid as foreigners cannot own properties here not even the kids as they are half german and Thai.I went to court, the judge said, divorce her, that would have cost me alltogether3 million baht incl. lawyer fees, court costs, and I would not have seen one single baht.

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    joe molinario

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:52 am

    she said ; she was growing 60 cannabis plants for research and medical use, her husband then sold the dope???

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    joe molinario

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:55 am

    All the protesters are stretching their arm out like in the HEIL HITLER GRUSS

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    Bee

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Just walk in to an immigration office and you will find plenty which will be willing to assist for cash in hand feee ….very sad but most of the government place here are like this ….
    Ther’is always the fast way $$$$

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    Tony

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Heard it so many times .I bought some land in my wife’s village and built a house and then in your heart you want to tell him No you paid for it she now owns every thing and if you don’t suit her ajenda all that love will fly out the window and you will be thrown out the front door.

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    7.62mm of darwin

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:40 am

    Graft and corruption have replaced most authorities in Thailand and if you know the game it is at least efficient. What you pay for is what you get, but remember ANY money spent in Thailand stays in Thailand.

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    Jeff

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    The weird broke old Western dudes always commenting here have me permanently confused.

    In 10 years in Thailand, with many girls, including doing business, having all sorts of expensive bikes and cars in their name, getting around a lot, NEVER had a single baht taken from me. Not ever, not once. Not even the slightest notion of anyone Thai around me ever doing the slightest improper thing.

    Who do these whiteys hang around that are so bad? Are these all old hookers and scumbangs? Do these guys have zero sense for people, or are they themselves that sketchy?

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Exactly, Jeff.

    Joe M, she didn’t “cheat” you out of anything – you gave it to her.

    YOUR CHOICE!

    You could have taken a lease on the house but you didn’t.

    YOUR CHOICE!

    And if your kids have Thai nationality, OF COURSE they can own property in Thailand.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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