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05 March 2013 :: 13:03:39 pm 72615

Suspect Cop Takes 700,000 THB Found By Honest Lady

A 30-year-old housemaid riding her bicycle after work found a bag containing 700,000 THB on Soi Khao Talo. She turned in the bag to the officer at the nearest police sentry box, across from the market. When later she went to check, the cash and police officer had disappeared. She was then accused of lying by police.
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PATTAYA – March 4, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 5:30 p.m., a woman reported that money she had found and turned in to a police officer at Khao Talo sentry box was missing, along with the officer who received the money.

Receiving her complaint was Pol. Lt. Col. Dechraphee Khongdee, Deputy Superintendent, Nong Preu police station. The woman was identified as Ms. Suphawan Peammul, age 30, occupation housemaid, and was accompanied by her friend.

Ms. Suphawan told the police that she had brought almost 700,000 THB to submit to the police of Khao Talo sentry box to find the real owner of money she had found. But the money and officer were now missing.

Ms. Suphawan said on March 3, at about 10 p.m., she was riding her bicycle to return to her home in Soi Khao Talo, when she spotted a black document bag made of cloth in the bushes near the lamp pole. So she picked it up and opened it to see inside the bag. She found some documents of a foreigner, and many 1,000 THB Thai banknotes inside. So she hurried to bring the bag of money to the police at Khao Talo sentry box.

The officer who received the money was about age 40-50, rather fat, with a black-red skin color. He wore a white shirt with brown pants and had eyeglasses. The officer inspected the money and found 7 packs of crisp banknotes, which appeared to be just withdrawn from the bank. The total amount was almost 700,000 THB. The officer acted to make notes for evidence, and then let Ms. Suphawan go back home. He told her he will find out who is the owner of the money.

When Ms. Suphawan went back home, she told her friend about the matter. But her friend told her to go back to ask that officer whether he could find the owner of money or not. So the next morning, she and her friend came to see that officer, but did not find him.

When she informed the police, she was accused of telling a lie, which made she felt hurt and so sad that the police would accuse her like that, when she had honestly given them the money she found.

In fact Ms. Suphawan also badly wanted money, because her mother is sick with paralysis back home in Nakornsawan province. But when she found the money, she knew it was not hers. So she turned in to the police to find the rightful owner. But finally the police just accused her of telling a lie.

After hearing her complaint, Pol. Lt. Col. Dechraphee Khongdee initially tried to give justice to both sides. He summoned all the police and volunteer police officers at the station who were on duty last night, to let Ms. Suphawan point out the suspect officer. But she did not see the officer in the impromptu lineup.

So the police commander made an appointment for Ms. Suphawan to return on March 5 to the Nong Preu police station at 1 p.m. He will assemble all the officers who work at the Khao Talo sentry box, a total of 40 officers, to let her point out the person she claimed had received the money.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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