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Thai Visa Centre says former employee has been arrested for stealing

Tanutam Thawan

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Thai Visa Centre says a former employee has been arrested for stealing money from staff and clients, including a family who were planning to travel to Thailand. They say the former employee, Asim Muhummad Mehran, was caught while “attempting to flee the country in Hat Yai with our clients’ money, staffs’ money, and a lot of records of transactions.”

The centre urges anyone who has given cash or made any transfers to Asim to message them to verify the transaction.

“We will continue to offer the highest level of service, and have already made many changes to our process, and office security to ensure nothing like this can ever happen again.”

In a screenshot of a message sent to the centre, a client said he handed Asim 44,000 baht to cover visa costs, but Asim did not count the money and “hid the money under A4 paper.”

“I thought it was very strange and I said to him ‘Don’t check the money?’ He said ‘It’s ok.'”

After hearing reports that a staff member at the centre had been accused of stealing, the client asked Thai Visa Centre to check surveillance camera footage. The centre found a video clip of Asim putting a stack of money under paper and slipping it into his desk drawer. The centre edited the video, putting devil horns on Asim’s head, and posted it on Facebook.

In an email sent out before Asim’s arrest, the Thai Visa Centre said he stole 130,000 baht from a family planning to travel to Thailand. In a recent email to The Thaiger, Thai Visa Centre said they were unable to to recover funds from Asim and “covered all the expenses out of pocket to get the clients family of 5 back into Thailand.”

They say immigration, border police and the military were involved in detaining Asim and that he has pleaded guilty. However, no official reports have been released.

We are happy to announce that ASIM MUHAMMAD MEHRAN is now in jail.

He was apprehended last night while attempting to…

Posted by Thai Visa Centre – visa agent on Saturday, March 13, 2021

 

 

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7 Comments

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    toby andrews

    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Another one? This is the second isn’t it?

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    Ian

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:53 am

    What they knows about Toby how many are still scamming and done it in the past

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    Ian

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Aren’t they stealing money legitimately every time a farang goes to do his visas and reports lol

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    Roger Bruce

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Is This Guy Thai or Indian ??

    Not That it matters but if Indian how working in Visa place Thailand

    Dirty looking Thai that is for sure

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    De Profundis

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

    “The centre edited the video, putting devil horns on Asim’s head, and posted it on Facebook”

    Sounds just like what I would do too in a similar situation…

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Same one, Toby.

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    Social Observer

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    His family name is Persian . His middle name is Islamic. Iranian ?

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