PACC probe finds corruption of the destitute fund in 67 provinces

PACC Secretary-General Lt Col Kornthip Daroj.
PACC Secretary-General Lt Col Kornthip Daroj.

Bangkok – A probe into misappropriation of funds intended to aid the destitute by the Public Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has found corruption in 67 provinces, with 189 civil servants involved and 264 million baht misused.

PACC Secretary-General Lt Col Kornthip Daroj reported the findings of the probe and said similar graft was also found in six communes helping the destitute, one homeless shelter, one highlands development center and one village cooperative coordination center.

The PACC has ordered that 43 agencies be probed and is coordinating with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to handle the matter.

Transgressions uncovered by the PACC include forging of payment documents, alteration of payment documents, embezzlement of state funds and misappropriation of funds to unqualified recipients.