Section Code: 0341 - 0348
OFFENCE AGAINST PROPERTY
Chapter 3: Offence of Cheating and Fraud
Section 341. Fraud
Whoever dishonestly deceives a person with the assertion of a falsehood or the concealment of the facts which should be revealed, and, by such deception, obtains a property from the person so deceived or a third person, or causes the person so deceived or a third person to execute, revoke or destroy a document of right, is said to commit the offence of cheating and fraud, and shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding three years or fined not exceeding six thousand Baht, or both.
Section 342. Special Circumstances of Fraud
If the offence of cheating and fraud be committed:
- By the offender showing himself to be another person; found on Restriction or
- By taking advantage of the lack of intelligence of the deceived person who is a child, or by ta king advantage of weakness of mind of the deceived person,
The offender shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding five years or fined not exceeding ten thousand Baht, or both.
Section 343. Public Fraud
If the offence under Section 341 be committed by the assertion of a falsehood to the public or by the concealment of the facts which should be revealed to the public, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding five years or fined not exceeding ten thousand Baht, or both.
If the offence mentioned in the first paragraph be committed under the circumstances mentioned in any sub-section of Section 342 also, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of six months to seven years and fined of one thousand to fourteen thousand Baht.
Section 344. Fraud for Services
Whoever, dishonestly, deceiving ten persons upwards to perform any work for oneself or for the third person with the intent not to pay the wages or remuneration to such persons, or with the intent to pay such persons lower wages or remuneration than those agreed upon, shall be imprisoned not more of three years or fined not more of six thousand Baht, or both.
Section 345. Fraud for Theft of Food, Drink, or Shelter
Whoever, orders and consumes food or drink, or stays in a hotel, by knowing that the he cannot pay money for the food, drink or the stay in the hotel, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding three months or fined not exceeding five hundred Baht, or both.
Section 346. Fraud for Theft of Property
Whoever, in order to take a property of another person for himself or a third person, induces any person to dispose of the property at a disadvantage on account of the induced person being weak-minded, or being a child lacking in intelligence and being unable to understand reasonably the essentials of his acts so that the induced person submits to the disposal of such property, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding two years or fined not exceeding four thousand Baht, or both.
Section 347. Insurance Fraud
Whoever, so as to oneself or the other person to obtain the benefit the insurance, maliciously causing the danger to the insured property, shall be imprisoned not out of five years or fined not more than ten thousand Baht, or both.
Section 348. Compoundable Offense
The offences in this Chapter excepting the offence under Section 343 are compoundable offences.