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Update: “Cruel” German lived off compatriot’s pension then dumped her when she died

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Update: “Cruel” German lived off compatriot’s pension then dumped her when she died | Samui Times
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Naew Na reported that a German man called Richard has been charged with concealing, moving and damaging a corpse as well as being on overstay in Thailand.  


The case relates to the discovery of Margund, 77, a German woman who was found in a wooden crate dumped in the Bang Prong canal behind the Saen Suk municipal offices in Chonburi in January. At a press conference headed by immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang along with Saen Suk police more details were given in the case. Naew Na reported that Margund had travelled to Thailand with Richard in June of 2017.

Richard lived in a rented house in Saen Suk district with his Thai wife Supranee and the elderly lady. They lived off tens of thousands of baht transferred from Germany, some of which was the old lady’s pension, said the Thai wife. In January she said that the old lady fell down in the bathroom. They put her to bed but she subsequently died. She said that Richard wrapped her in a cloth, put her in a wooden crate and took her in a motorcycle with sidecar attachment to the canal where he dumped her. Her body was soon found. Requests were made over the missing old lady and it was discovered that Ricard was wanted on 17 counts of credit card fraud amounting to 6,000 Euros in Germany. This finally led to the arrest of the German man and the charges related to the concealment and damage to a corpse and that of overstay in Thailand. Naew Na called the suspect,who has issued denials, “Most Cruel” in their headline.

Thai Visa / Naew Na

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