Mother has own son arrested

It seemed like an ordinary break-in which Sunee Deedecha lost more than five million baht in valuables. The thief, it turned out, was her own son.

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While in police custody, Mr Supachart was able to control his emotions at first, but then (below) he broke into tears and begged his mother’s forgiveness. She then began to cry herself. ASSAWIN PINIJWONG

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Mother has own son arrested

Earlier this week, Post Today published a report about a 60-year-old woman from Mae Sot in Tak province who filed a complaint with police against her own son.

Sunee Deedecha told the commander of the Mae Sot police station to file charges against her son, Supachart, 38, and Mrs Sasitorn Phunbieamsuk, 41, in the theft of valuables from her house worth 5.1 million baht.

Altogether, 95 items were stolen including gold bars weighing 82 baht (1230 grams) and worth 2 million baht, gold necklaces weighing 73 baht, worth 1.8 million baht, various other pieces of gold jewellery worth 500,000 baht, about 400,000 baht in cash plus other valuable items.

Initially, on the day of the theft, Mr Supachart had accompanied his mother to the police station to report that thieves had broken into the house. Police then carried out an investigation and quickly became suspicious of Mr Supachart’s story.

Finally, under intense police questioning, Mr Supachart admitted that he and Mrs Sasitorn had planned and carried out the theft themselves.  
in custody – under the control of the police, usually in a jail อยู่ใต้การคุ้มครอง
forgiveness – the act of forgiving somebody; willingness to forgive somebody  การให้อภัย, การอภัยโทษ
arrested – caught by the police and taken to a police station because you are believed to have committed a crime ถูกจับกุม
publish – to make something available to the public through printing it or posting it on the Internet เผยแพร่
file a complaint –to make an official statement that someone has done something wrong ยื่นคำร้อง
commander – a police offer of high rank ผู้บังคับบัญชา
charge – an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime ข้อหา
theft – (the act of) dishonestly taking something which belongs to someone else and keeping it การลักขโมย
valuables – small possessions that are worth a lot of money, for example jewellery ของล้ำค่า
item – a single article or object  รายการ, รายการสิ่งของ
bar – a long straight piece of metal or wood ท่อน
necklace – a piece of jewellery consisting of a chain, string of beads, etc. worn around the neck สร้อยคอ
cash – money in the form of notes or coins เงินสด
initially – at first ในเบื้องต้น
accompany – to go with someone ไปกับ,ไปด้วยกัน,ไปเป็นเพื่อน
investigation – the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something การสอบสวน
suspicious – making you believe that something is wrong, dangerous or illegal น่าสงสัย
intense – very strong แรง, เข้มข้น
admit – to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it  ยอมรับ

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