UPDATE: Fraudulent Japanese restaurant owner denied bail
The court denied the owner of Daruma Sushi’s request for bail this afternoon after he was arrested by police at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday. Police say “Metha” has caused millions of baht in damages and has countless allegations against him.
The 39 year old owner of Daruma Sushi – Metha Chalingsook – got into trouble when his business went into liquidation during the Covid-19 pandemic. To combat his mountain of debt, Metha sold innumerable sushi vouchers at discounted prices before closing down all 27 Daruma Sushi restaurants without warning.
After receiving over 500 complaints from outraged staff and customers, Metha fled to Dubai on June 16. Authorities pressured him to come back and he was arrested upon his arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday.
The Central Investigation Bureau arrested Metha under…