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Gotcha! Seafood seller fined not for expensive prawns…. but costly ice!

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Thai Rath reported that officials in Hua Hin visited a beach seafood seller at the center of rip off allegations on Thai social media.  

Gotcha! Seafood seller fined not for expensive prawns.... but costly ice! | News by Samui Times

But rather than fining the owner for the expensive seafood in the 2,300 baht bill, she was fined for selling ice at above agreed prices. Distributed for 10 baht a bag Aree Numjaroen’s various menus at “Pa Kaew Seafood” listed the ice price as being both 20 baht and 30 baht. That was enough for Prajuab Khirikhan official Prasopchai Phoonkert to fine her 1,000 baht for contravening an agreement between the vendors and the local municipality.

Aree or Aunty Kaew admitted she was banged to rights on that one but argued that it was a first offence. Prasopchai told reporters that it was important to maintain the image of Hua Hin and to protect tourists from unscrupulous traders. But Aunty Kaew has not taken the matter of the online post by a Thai woman lying down. She has reported Nanthamonluk Woratarathorn to the Hua Hin police for damaging her business. She said that her online claims were rubbish and asked her to go with her to the police to clear things up. She questioned why the customer and her family had paid the bill then gone online to have a go at her afterwards.

Thai Visa / Thai Rath

Gotcha! Seafood seller fined not for expensive prawns.... but costly ice! | News by Samui Times
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