PEA meets a young man in Korat to rent a shophouse Secretly used the royal fire to mine free bitcoins for more than 6 months.

Thairath Online

19 May 2022 21:47

PEA Korat detects a young doctor commercial building rental set up a bitcoin mining machine by secretly modifying the electricity meter to not run free electricity for 6 months, although in fact, having to pay more than ten thousand per month to file a lawsuit

At 4:30 p.m. on 19 May 65, Mr. Ronnachai Asanaphan, a technician level 7, Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Electricity Authority (Suranari), together with police officers at Pho Klang Police Station inspected a commercial building at 273/9 Moo 4, Tambon Nong Cha Bok, Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, after the power plant suspected that No electricity has been used for a period of 6 months. actually use electricity but the meter is not working The maximum running current is almost 30 amps, which normally the electricity cost per month should be around 10,000 baht. Check that the tenant of the building is Mr. Ekaphan (reserved his last name), 31 years old, a villager in Soeng Sang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. therefore coordinate to find a telephone number for inquiries

Initially, from the inquiry, Mr. Ekaphan confirmed to the officials that He was actually the tenant of the said building. by having a technician come to make adjustments inside the electric meter by having a technician known to do it, but during this time working in other provinces, unable to come to check The staff then coordinated with Mr. Ekaphan’s relatives. to participate in the audit and record it as evidence to prepare for the proceedings of the law

On the side of Mr. Ronnachai Asanphan, technician level 7, Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Electricity Authority (Suranari), revealed that the inspector because it was found that this building No electricity has been used in the past 6 months. therefore went to the area to check by bringing the instrument to measure Found that the meter is a 3-phase size with a running current of 16 amps to almost 30 amps in each phase. Normally, if the running light is this size, it must be a small factory light. Pay about 10,000 baht per month for electricity, so there has been an investigation of the tenants of the room. and communicated with each other over the phone

Technician level 7 PEA Nakhon Ratchasima further said that initially the tenant confessed that have hired a technician to trim the actual electric meter The building was leased to install a bitcoin mining machine. Expected because they want to save on electricity costs. Because bitcoin mining requires a lot of electricity. Therefore, the said electricity meter was modified.

Mr. Ronnachai said that, however, after contacting Mr. Ekaphan The room renter informed the staff that prepare to negotiate Finding an agreement on May 23 at Pho Klang Police Station, if you don’t come to contact according to the regulations within 7 days, the electrician can file a lawsuit against the law, both civil and liable. and criminal charges of theft If they do not come to meet as scheduled, they must file a legal action against the law.

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