People who are unfamiliar with news like this will be shocked. An Oxford graduate. An intelligent man. How could he have fallen for all this? Spellbound in Chiangmai? But let it be known that bar girls are not the only ones capable of scams. Sometimes, these misadventures are not scams but just business failures which may have more to do with poor business sense. Whatever it is, you need a guy who is infatuated with an exotic culture in order for such misfortunes to take place.
BANGKOK — A British man who reportedly lost 10 million baht in a fraud scheme was found dead in his guesthouse room in Chiang Mai province today.
The 38-year-old Briton had been dead for two days before cleaning staff at a guesthouse in Muang district found his body at 10 am this morning, police say.
According to Pol.Maj.Gen. Wichian Chaichomphu, a detective officer at Muang Chiang Mai Police Station, the British man appeared to have died from alcohol poisoning, though a more detailed autopsy is needed in order to establish a clear cause of death.
Khaosod English is withholding the name of the deceased until it is confirmed that his family has been notified.
Pol.Maj.Gen. Wichian said witnesses told police that the Briton was an Oxford graduate who came to Thailand “many years ago” and fell in love with a Thai girl at a bar in Chiang Mai. The woman then convinced him to invest 10 million baht in her fabricated “plan” to open an elephant-breeding business in the region, Pol.Maj.Gen. Wichian said.
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