School teacher Preecha Kraikruan at a school in Kanchanaburi province and a lottery vendor were put under police custody after they were formally charged for filing false claim of five lost lottery tickets that won first prize with a combined 30 million baht rewards.
Crime Suppression Division commander Pol Maj Gen Maitree Chimcherd said the court has granted arrest warrant for the two suspects on three charges.
He said CSD police were traveling to Preecha’s home in Kanchanaburi province with the Criminal Court’s arrest warrant before noon today to make arrest.
“Jeh Babin” or Mrs Rattanaporn Suphathip, the lottery vendor who claimed to sell the winning tickets to the teacher, was also under arrest late today.
Earlier in the morning, Crime Suppression Police commander sought warrant from the court to arrest the two prime suspects for their conspiracy in making up the whole story of the missing lottery tickets.
The three charges involved the filing of false complaint with the police over the lost lottery tickets, and filing false claim of lost tickets that could land other person in jail.