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Honest Pattaya cabbie finds and hands in US$1,300

Honest Pattaya cabbie finds and hands in US$1,300

PATTAYA: In the early hours of January 10 a Bangkok-based taxi driver handed in an envelope full of 100 US dollars bills at Pattaya Police Station, left inside his cab by a Russian couple.

By Pattaya One

Sunday 12 January 2014, 08:25PM

Mr Chonat, aged 42, had picked-up a Russian male and female from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok and dropped off the pair at the Walking Street on Pattaya beach.

As the driver prepared to return to Bangkok, he stopped at a Petrol Station to refuel and clean the inside of his cab. He then saw a white envelope on the back seat and discovered it contained 13 one hundred US dollar bills which equates to around B43,000.

The honest cabbie decided to take the money and report the find to officers at Pattaya Police Station who commended the driver on his actions and promised to track down the owners of the money.


Mr Chonat understands that without any details of the Russian couple's identity or where they are staying in Pattaya, tracking them down might be difficult and he requested the money be donated to a local charity should the money remain unclaimed.

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