Kiwi father and son charged over Thai meal bill

  • 16/09/2015
The men allegedly cheated on the bill from The Blue Marine Resort and Spa in Patong.
The men allegedly cheated on the bill from The Blue Marine Resort and Spa in Patong.

A New Zealand father and son have been arrested on arrival in Thailand, accused of not paying a restaurant bill during a visit two years ago.

The pair, Brian Finn, 54, and Luke, 24, were handed over to Thai police at Phuket International Airport on Monday, the Phuket News reports.

A warrant for their arrest had been issued after they allegedly cheated on the bill from The Blue Marine Resort and Spa in Patong in September, 2013, police say.

"Both of them accepted that they were same persons wanted on the arrest warrant, but they denied the complaint," said Kathu police investigator Suthichai Tienpo.

The men were due to appear in Phuket Provincial Court this week.

NZN