At least 94 people are implicated in cheating of fund for the destitute

As many as 94 people, including officials and civilians, were found to be involved in the cheating of fund for the Protection Center for the Destitute, said Lt-Col Kornthip Darote, secretary-general of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission, on Monday.

He, however, said the above figures did not include the permanent secretary of social development and human security and his deputy against whom a disciplinary probe has been ordered.

After about two months of investigation, Lt-Col Kornthip said PACC officials now had some clues about the mastermind of the cheating scandal involving more than 490 million baht of the fund for the destitute.

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He asked for more time for the investigators to dig deeper into the scandal to find out if there are still any people implicated in the widespread embezzlement.

The PACC secretary-general said that, so far, there has been no evidence that suggests that money cheated from the fund had been wired by one senior official of social development and human security ministry to his sister overseas.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)

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