'Billionaire' left his 'pretty' bride with B3.5m debt

'Billionaire' left his 'pretty' bride with B3.5m debt

Family members pose for photos with the wedding couple at Alvarez Hotel in Muang district of Buri Ram in May. (Photo supplied)
Family members pose for photos with the wedding couple at Alvarez Hotel in Muang district of Buri Ram in May. (Photo supplied)

BURI RAM: The mother of a 30-year-old local woman who worked as a product presenter -- locally dubbed a "pretty" -- complained a man who described himself a billionaire left her daughter with a 3.5-million-baht debt for their luxurious wedding party.

The mother, who identified herself only as Noi, said at her one-storey home in tambon Salaeng Tone of Prakhon Chai district on Wednesday that the wedding party for her daughter Da and self-proclaimed billionaire Nut was held at a luxury hotel in Muang district of the northeastern province on May 10.

The party was lavish, an organiser was hired and the overall expenditure was 3.5 million baht, Mrs Noi said.

On the wedding day, Nut placed a cashier's cheque for 1.6 million baht as the dowry. After the wedding ceremony, the cheque disappeared and the bride's family had no idea where it went, Mrs Noi said.

Before the wedding, Noi said, her daughter brought Nat to meet her once at the funeral of her father. Da said Nut was a billionaire and had proposed to marry her. The family knew no other details of the man.

The man left without paying the bill for the wedding party, leaving her daughter to inevitably become the debtor.

Noi, who has to take care of her bed-ridden mother, said her family did not see how it could repay the huge debt.

She said her daughter sought help from an activist lawyer.

Wasant Thepnakhon, owner of Alvarez Hotel in Buri Ram, confirmed the wedding party was an extravagant affair organised by a professional team from Bangkok.

The bridegroom told him that he operated chartered flights between Thailand and Hong Kong, he said. Nut did not make any down payment for the wedding party.

Hotel staff repeatedly tried to collect the 400,000-baht bill for the wedding venue, food and beverages from the man. Eventually he turned off his mobile phone, the hotelier said.


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