SONGKHLA - An angry Australian man took a direct flight to Thailand to file charges against his former Thai girlfriend, accusing her of defrauding him of more than 15 million baht (US$500,000), police said.
Pol Lt Col Surapong Kittithirangura, deputy chief of Hat Yai police station, said Malcolm McCurley, a 43-year-old onion farmer from Australia, came with his lawyer and interpreter to the station on Tuesday to take legal action against Boontip Choochuay, 29.
Mr McCurley told police that Ms Boontip worked for him at his farm in 2009. She was diligent and had a friendly personality, he fell in love with her and they planned to get married.
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