BAIL DENIED TO ARRESTED CHARITY WORKER
CHON BURI: Police yesterday denied a bail request to a charity organiser who was arrested for allegedly mishandling donations for a hospital in the province.
Police with Samet district police station yesterday arrested Chokchai Kokanruat, organiser of the “Walk-Run Marathon Chon Buri Charity”.
The event took place last month. After interrogation, police decided not to grant bail for fear that the 48-year-old suspect may flee, according to Samet police station’s inquiry officer Lt Col Wutthinan Namsaeng.
The organisers had planned to raise funds for buying medical equipment for Burapha University Hospital.
The event drew more than 3.46 million baht in donations, but only 549,415 baht were reportedly given to the hospital.