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Dishonest Bangkok taxi driver kept the millions – but pays only a 1,000 baht fine

A dishonest Bangkok cabby who kept millions of baht in US dollars that he found on his back seat has only been fined 1,000 baht for not accepting a passenger.  When the money was returned it was found to be 35,000 baht short. A group of Chinese people who lost the money have decided not to press charges.   Sanook related the story that came from a hotel employee at the Twin Towers Hotel on Rong Muang Road. Two Chinese people left the hotel and were carrying a dull plastic bag containing 90,000 US dollars that was within a 7/Eleven plastic bag. The money was for a condo purchase.  They got in an Orange cab but the driver refused to take them saying he would not be in time to return his cab to the rental company. They exited the cab and left the money – worth 2,800,000 in baht – on the back seat. It happened on Tuesday of last week. Hotel CCTV was inconclusive and did not show the licence plate of the taxi.  Pathumwan district were contacted and their CCTV led to a taxi but it turned out to be the wrong one.  JS100 radio station joined in the investigation and discovered that the taxi had the plate ทห (thor hor) 7445 (Bangkok). The Department of Land Transport got involved and found out that the driver was a man called Worapong. Worapong admitted that he had picked up two Chinese people but couldn’t take them to their destination as he didn’t have time before returning his cab. He said that at the next intersection he picked up three women two of whom sat in the back and one in the front. He took them to Pin Klao.  He didn’t notice what any of the passengers were holding, he... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Dishonest Bangkok taxi driver kept the millions – but pays only a 1,000 baht fine, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Dishonest Bangkok taxi driver kept the millions – but pays only a 1,000 baht fine

 

 

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Published By: Samui Times - Thursday, 20 June

 

 

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