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Panel finds 25 cases of rice fraud

Millers failing to give farmers pledge receipts

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A committee investigating corruption in the rice pledging scheme says it has found 25 cases of fraud, with damages estimated at around 307 million baht. 

Pol Lt Gen Worapong Chiewpreecha, an adviser to the Royal Thai Police Office, made the announcement after a committee meeting Monday chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung.

Pol Lt Gen Worapong said most of the cases involved millers cheating rice farmers. Rice millers cheated growers into pledging their crop without providing the farmers with vouchers, called bai pratuan, that are needed to receive payment.

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