A 45 year old Thai woman has been arrested after offering fake visa services 10 hundreds of migrant workers, valued about 7 million baht. The woman, Wassana Wongkhamjan, was arrested at her house where police found around 40 passports and receipts inside. The house was the registered address of KPS Management Company. Wassana denied the public fraud charge saying she has not received money from migrant workers, but job brokers had.
The arrest comes after 300 migrant workers grew anxious as the October 31 deadline for their work permit renewals approached in which they filed complaints against the company. They claimed the company said it could arrange the renewal of passports and visas, with workers saying they were charged between 5,000 and 17,000 baht without receiving the promised service.
Even more disturbing is the apparent attempt by Wassana to “get in good” with officials after her arrest, as human rights groups say she was posing with officials and tv stations.
SOURCE: Chiang Rai Times
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