Russian man arrested over fraudulent tour sales

Russian man arrested over fraudulent tour sales

Leonid Iuraovskii, 35, white T-shirt, is arrested in Patong, Phuket, on Wednesday on charges of embezzlement and falsifying documents in the fraudulent sale of tour packages to his compatriots. (Photo supplied)
Leonid Iuraovskii, 35, white T-shirt, is arrested in Patong, Phuket, on Wednesday on charges of embezzlement and falsifying documents in the fraudulent sale of tour packages to his compatriots. (Photo supplied)

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.




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