Three accused of B1.9m fraud

PHUKET TOWN: The manager of the high-end Prangtong Village housing estate on Kwang Rd, along with two others, has been arrested for misappropriating 1.9 million baht from the estate’s developer. Police named them as Nopparat Tongton, 53, the Manager of Prangtong Village, his wife, Jaruwan Tongton, 56, and his clerk, Arunrat Sa-ngeam, 33. Nopparat is the nephew of Tanakij Tongton, the Managing Director of Chananitet Co, the developer of the estate. On Wednesday, Suban Pantaranuwong, the General Manager of Chananitet, went to the police and accused the three of defrauding the company. He reported that a check of the estate’s accounts showed that 1.9 million baht from a number of property sales was missing. Pol Maj Sein Kaewtong of Phuket Town Police Station said that Nopparat was alleged to have forged a document giving him the authority to collect payments on property sold, whereas in fact only his uncle was empowered to receive money from buyers. Jaruwan and Arunrat were accused of aiding and abetting Nopparat. All three denied the allegations and were freed on bail of 200,000 baht each.

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