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Teacher accused of bilking student online

May 09. 2017
Parents of Prathom 4 student file a complaint to police
Parents of Prathom 4 student file a complaint to police
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By The Nation

A teacher at a private school in Nakhon Si Thammarat is being investigated for allegedly coercing a junior student to spend Bt400,000 at her online store.

The parents of the Prathom 4 pupil in Phrom Khiri district filed a police complaint on Tuesday against Chananthida Wongsawat.

The teacher was sacked after her pupil, whose family runs a fruit export business, allegedly bought shoes, a phone and a wristwatch together worth Bt400,000 from her online shop. When she failed to remunerate the family by May 1 as previously agreed, the parents lodged a fraud complaint with Phrom Khiri police. 

The parents also spoke to police about filing a complaint against a Department of Special Investigation official identified only as “Seth Ae” who allegedly threatened the family by phone and Line-app message on behalf of the teacher.

DSI deputy spokesman Woranan Srilam has confirmed that a DSI officer who served in the South was transferred to headquarters in Bangkok while a probe is conducted into the alleged threats.

Investigating officer Pol Lt Colonel Reungchai Ratchakijja said police and a “multidisciplinary team” would interview the pupil before proceeding further.

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