Two executives at renowned seafood restaurants have been sentenced to jail for 1,446 years. They were convicted of cheating the public over advance payments buffet offers. The incident took place in Bangkok.
Last year, the accused, Apichart Bowornbancharak and Prapassorn Bowornbancha offered tickets for a series of seafood buffets at low prices. It included one charge of 880 baht (US$10) for a group of 10 people, the Bangkok Post reported, as published in the SCMP.
The procedure for customers was to post orders online and deposit funds into a bank account. Around 20,000 people made the booking, Thai PBS reported, as published by the nypost.
However, the restaurant canceled the orders and announced they cannot meet the demand. Around 350 people lodged complaints with police, seeking damages worth $64,300, says the same article published in nypost.
Police authorities have arrested both the accused. However, as they confessed the crime, their sentences reduced to 723 years, says the same article published on SCMP.