Reporters have visited “Chokchai Witthaya” a store s located along Surin Rua Chai Road, Tambon Tha Pla, Amphoe Mueang, Phetchaburi. The store sells books, stationery, office supplies, and gifts. Ms. Pukkapicha Lapayanukul, the store owner stated that during a weekend she noticed one hundred THB banknotes of a different colour from the other new issue banknote featuring King Rama 10. By raising the notes up the light the watermark was not visible the paper felt similar to the A4 paper.
Water did not roll off the surface of paper like other banknotes. She then realized that the notes were fake. She commented that these had been mixed with other banknotes when the store owner was during busy. The store’s owner wanted to tell her story as a warning to people that the spread of fake banknotes means that people need to be careful and check the banknote every time.