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A Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai has filed a fraud complaint against a renowned tattooist with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), alleging massive embezzlement of funds intended for a statue of a revered monk. 

On Thursday, the abbot of Wat Mae Takhrai, Phra Thianchai Suphathutho, met with DSI chief Tarit Pengdit and laid the charge against the skin artist known as Ajarn Noo Kanpai. 

Phra Thianchai said he and Ajarn Noo had planned to construct the world's largest image of Luang Phor Tuad at his temple. Between them, they had raised about 400 million baht for the undertaking. 

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