Black case number 10378/2557 alleging multiple counts of criminal fraud was filed in Pattaya Provincial Court alleging that Ms. Pechan incorporated a new company on behalf of a client on 24th January 2012 to purchase a property in Pattaya, but then on 9th February 2012 registered a KAYFAC loan on the property in the sum of THB 2,916,000 (GBP 56,000) without the knowledge of the client.
The criminal case was filed by lawyer Somsak Chopaka on behalf of a UK expat who had purchased the property as a retirement home for THB 7,500,000 (GBP 144,000).
For legal reasons the UK expat cannot be named at this time as Ms. Pechan has filed a defamation charge with Petchaburi police and that matter is now in Petchaburi Court - the charge alleges the client said to a third party Ms. Pechan had taken a loan against the property without his knowledge. The case is being defended under the provisions of s. 330 of the Criminal Code on the basis that a true statement cannot be defamatory.
Ms. Pechan, born in Khon Khaen, now runs three companies in Cha Am, PS Legal Group (Cha Am) Co. Ltd (บริษัท พี. เอส. ลีเกิล กรุ้ป ชะอำ จำกัด), PS Construction and Design and PS Legal One Stop Service Co. Ltd (บริษัท พี. เอส. ลีเกิล วัน สต๊อบ จำกัด ) and is believed to have interests in a number of property developments in the Cha Am area.
Ms. Pechan apparently left Pattaya in July 2013 and set up base in Cha Am, leaving behind offices in Soi Chaiyapruek and also two other offices in Jomtien. Ms. Pechan previously had offices in Soi Buakow in Pattaya. It is believed a number of expats in Pattaya will be interested in contacting Ms. Pechan.
Ms. Pechan was tracked down in Cha Am after Pattaya Provincial Court issued a Writ of Execution in a case filed by John McDonald, black case number 680/56 red case number 1221/56 following a judgement being entered ordering Ms. Pechan to pay McDonald THB 760,000 plus interest, and some of Ms. Pechan's assets have now been frozen by order of Pattaya Court.
Investigations into Ms. Pechan are continuing.