Police give certificate to man who handed in tourist’s wallet


A THAI MAN who found a Singaporean woman’s wallet full of cash in Yaowarat area and handed it in to Plabplachai 2 police station was given a certificate of honour by this police team today (June 6), Matichon newspaper said.

Pol.Col. Phanom Chuathong, superintendent of this station, said  Mr. Chavalit Krisadarangsan, 77, told them that as he was walking down Yaowarat road he came across a lady’s gold-colour wallet in front China Town Hotel.

Upon opening it he saw that it contained 15,930 baht, 1,814 Singapore dollars (approximately 46,000 Thai baht), two Visa credit cards and a Pad Thai noodles restaurant receipt so handed it over to the police.

This station’s investigators tracked down the wallet’s owner by going through some surveillance camera clips that showed three passengers getting off a Bangkok-registered taxi in front of the hotel. They were then able to reach the cabbie who said he had picked up the passengers from Fortune Hotel in the Sutthisan area. It was after that they found out Miss Foo Xuemei, a Singaporean national, had lost her wallet.

She came to the police station and upon seeing that nothing was missing from her wallet gave Chavalit 2,300 baht reward for returning it.

She also thanked Thai people for their kindness and the police for quickly finding her as she was in a hurry to catch a flight back to Singapore. She also said Thailand is a beautiful country with the food here delicious and her family will definitely be returning while also telling their friends about her getting her wallet back.


Pol.Col. Phanom Chuathong and his team giving Mr. Chavalit Krisadarangsan a certificate of honour. Photo: Matichon

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