I am reminded of a story from about 10 years ago that I read in the BKK post concerning a senior civil servant at the Transport Ministry. Part of his duties included awarding road building contracts.
On the day of his daughter's wedding, his home was burgled and this was reported in the media. He told them that 5 mill THB had been stolen and these were wedding gifts from the guests to his daughter. Within days, the police had caught the burglars, and they said they had stolen not 5 mill, but 118 mill. Apparently, there were about 10 in the burglary gang, and the money had to be carted away in van. Most of the gang were quickly rounded up and and much of the money recovered to support their version of events.
The CS was suspended from duty while an investigation took place, and he told the media, that only 5 mill was stolen. When asked to explain all the other cash that was being reported as found, he told the media, that he had been the victim of a plot to frame him by rivals because he was investigating corruption in his own dept. At the time, the THB was trading at about 44 to the €. So it seems that someone spent the best part of €2.6 mill to frame him. As the thieves insisted that they took the money from the house, it would appear that sometime between the family leaving for the wedding ceremony etc, someone had broken into the house, and left 113 mill to go with the wedding gifts, and soon after they left, the burglars suffered immense but temporary good fortune.
I never saw the conclusion of the story as I returned home while the investigation was ongoing. I'd be grateful if anyone else is aware of this story, to know how it ended.