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BANGKOK 19 December 2018 03:10
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Three french tourists face years in Thai jail for making false robbery claim on Samui

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This puts spot light on genuine cases. They will be harassed for sure, when they report it.

 

2 Years -  16 good(King birthday, Buddhist holidays) days  will workout like 1 year and 11 and 1/2 month can play Football for French Criminal team inside the jail.

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28 minutes ago, seancbk said:

Why waste time locking them up in Thailand, just deport them with a 5 year ban and report them to the French Authorities and their Insurance company. 

Why should Thailand pay to keep them locked up?

 

Deterrent effect. Hilarity value for the rest of us. I suspect the cost of keeping a prisoner in a Thai jail is significantly less than in a western jail. 

 

A few years back a little scrote from New Zealand with a bit of a string of property crime convictions came over here on holiday with family. Stole a taxi drivers' cell phone during a cab ride home and wound up doing 18 months in a Bangkok prison. Life lesson learned the hard way for him. The family tried to set up a gofundme page to help him. I think it generated more abuse than it did money

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17 minutes ago, alien365 said:

but prison IMO should be for thieves and people who cause physical harm

They tried to be thieves.

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3 hours ago, SammyT said:

Had a friend who worked in insurance in NZ, he reckoned it was rife in any countries where corruption, laziness or incompetence within the police is rife. They used to get tonnes of those claims from South American countries where a couple of USD and the desk cop will write anything on the report. The old "my bag with my $5k watch, laptop, wallet and expensive camera got stolen, here's the police report" was very common. 

 

I'll let you draw your own conclusions as to whether the above descriptions may cover these countries...

 

"he reckoned it was rife in any countries where corruption, laziness or incompetence within the police is rife."

 

Sounds like a lot of things "rife" there as well as in New Zealand and Britain.

 

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Karen Stevens said dishonesty was a serious problem for insurance companies. It has been estimated that insurance fraud worth $150 million to $250m a year happened in New Zealand, or up to 10 per cent of all claims.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/96578926/ombudsman-warns-fraud-a-serious-problem-for-insurers

 

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MORE than half a million insurance frauds were uncovered last year...the Association of British Insurers has revealed.
There were about 113,000 fraudulent claims, valued at £1.3billion, down by eight per cent on 2016.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1006584/insurance-fraud-decrease

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I hope all the tabloids which like to write bad things about Thailand pick up this story as well.

Let the world and all future tourists know that even in Thailand they don't get away with BS like that.

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Posted (edited)

Another group of despicable foreigners who tarnish the image of the decent expats and retirees, living in the Kingdom.

Edited by observer90210
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5 minutes ago, Suradit69 said:

"he reckoned it was rife in any countries where corruption, laziness or incompetence within the police is rife."

  

Sounds like a lot of things "rife" there as well as in New Zealand and Britain.

Sure, but that's largely irrelevant to the topic we're talking about - tourists on holiday being caught out making up a crime to falsely claim insurance. I'm saying that NZ travellers going on holiday and making fraudulent insurance claims by taking advantage of slack local policing was more common in countries with less stringent law enforcement than more developed nations. 

 

But well done for filling me in on general insurance fraud patterns in NZ. I'm well aware that dishonesty crimes occur in NZ as well. 

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Great work on the part of Royal Thai Police.

Throw these lying, thieving bags of puke in jail and ensure the story gets International Coverage to disuade others like them from attempting to besmirch the good reputation of Thailand.

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Too bad for them.
In addition, they are real French.
Well, in France, we are not close to a disgrace.
Must see the carnival to the government, the behavior and the words of King Emmanuel 1st. The serfs only follow.

 

Congratulations to the police.

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3 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

So obviously a lie - would be 9 or 10 on 3 bikes

 

Obviously, BUT rather 3 thai men on 5 motorbikes to comply with the rest of their story...:coffee1:

Edited by ttrd

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4 hours ago, Ctkong said:

I wonder if other ASEAN countries also get to have their fair share of  these type of quality tourists involved in insurance scams? Or is it it is only Thailand where they congregate? 

RE - I wonder if other ASEAN countries also get to have their fair share of  these type of quality tourists involved in insurance scams?

 

It is said that an idiot is born every second so obviously they do....

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