Russian man arrested over fraudulent tour sales
published : 9 Jun 2020 at 13:15
writer: Achadthaya Chuenniran
PHUKET: A Russian man has been arrested for the alleged fraudulent sale of tour packages to his compatriots, costing the tour company he worked for more than 100,000 baht in lost revenue.
Leonid Iuraovskii, 35, was apprehended by police in front of a condominium in tambon Patong, Kathu district, on Wednesday morning.
He was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Phuket Provincial Court on June 5 on charges of embezzlement, forgery and use of false documents.
The arrest came after a representative of Royal Palace tour company filed a complaint with Patong police. He accused Mr Iuraovskii of fraudulently selling Russian customers Royal Palace tour packages and issuing them false vouchers after receiving payment.
The complainant said the documents were false, and alleged his action caused the tour company about 104,500 baht in damages.
The arresting team was led by Patong police investigation chief Pol Maj Suchart Chomphusaeng.