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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 06:33
Jonathan Fairfield

EXCLUSIVE: Farang checkout thief who stole 2,000 baht from Thai shopper returns the money - He's British

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10 hours ago, beautifulthailand99 said:

My wife had a souvenir shop in Patong Phuket many years ago. If she caught a tea-leaf and she's no slouch then she and the adjoining shop keepers had an alert system. When and if caught they had to pay 10 times the price or the cops would be called. They always paid up. Said Italians were by far the worse. 

so the regular farang price then and no bartering?

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Oh well, after my post on the other thread hoping he wasn't gonna be a Brit I suppose I'll have to suck up (buttercup) all the anti Brit posts for the next few months, but hey that's chuff all new on here, far too many people wanna knock us Brits, I think it's jealousy, but hey, I'm a proud Brit so have your fun people I really don't give a toss. 

What is there to be jealous of?


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He put a price on his reputation....2000 baht. Hang your head in shame. If I saw someone drop money I would immediately tell them and smile and no doubt they would smile back. A positive feel good situation and good karma

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Those British people that return the money that they found are responding to social media 

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11 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

I predict 30 plus pages of Brit bashing now, etc.

😆 Heck, I thought he was from Vermont, California, Oregon or Washington State. Naaaa. You nailed it, I knew he was a Brit, not. But, my Mom always told me the guilty party is always the first to bark... 🤣😉

 

Us fat boys gotta stick together. He dresses like a Yank (maybe New York)

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9 hours ago, sotonowl said:

I'm sure Dave Allen would've done the same,lol.

 

 

Thank you and may your god go with you

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24 minutes ago, Fat Prophet said:

To avoid police involvement, the woman should have insisted on being paid B2,000 in addition to the B2,000 that he took, so that the same pain was inflicted on him that he attempted to inflict on her -- seems only just and fair. 

 

If I was asked to guess the nationality of the thief, I would guess British, as would, I expect, 90% of the general expats living in Thailand, including the Brits. I seldom haggle over money with a Thai and would certainly never take money that a Thai had lost, because I always sense that they need it more than I do. Most Brits (at least those living in Thailand) seldom think that anyone needs/deserves anything more than They do. There are many truly wonderful Brits, but most are not interested in living in Thailand -- the other end certainly is. 

There are British and then there are others British....Kosher certified.

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That was purposeful stealing. Guy should do community service., you know like picking up cigarette butts from sidewalks.

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30 minutes ago, Henryford said:

I doubt it was decency. If he was in anyway decent he wouldn't have stolen the money. I suspect his only motive was to avoid Police action now he was identified.

 

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Is it safe to say that the video prompted him to return the money? Somehow, without the video my impression is that he would not have done so. He did so out of embarrassment and the scrutiny of the posted video. I find it hard to believe that suddenly, he had a change of heart without the exposure.

 

BTW- does anyone know of the nationality of the person in question? Just curious.

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Sorry- so he he is British- yet another stain on the UK because of this obviously greedy person. He had the opportunity to alert the Thai woman ahead of him that she dropped her money. His excuse(s) are not only too late, but insincere to say the least. And to the person in question...if you are that "strapped" that you have to resort to obvious thieving, then go back to your home country.

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4 minutes ago, TMNH said:

BTW- does anyone know of the nationality of the person in question? Just c

Uhhh no... I’ve heard reading is learning.... clue the topic. 

 

It’s barely 09:30 and I’m already busting balls...

 

enjoy the day

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Always good and bad everywhere, but when video like this emerges, then the "good" should tell this person to go elsewhere. Videos have depicted all nationalities essentially stealing from another. No ethnicity in particular- simply how you were raised with morals or lack thereof. Those who return lost money are within the group who were raised correctly. As far as the old man in the video, please go back to the UK- your presence in a foreign country is not welcomed. And then "possibly"- before your last days, you can figure out right and wrong. Until then, I will pray that your obvious lack of decency is reconciled before your last breath.

 

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9 minutes ago, TMNH said:

Always good and bad everywhere, but when video like this emerges, then the "good" should tell this person to go elsewhere. Videos have depicted all nationalities essentially stealing from another. No ethnicity in particular- simply how you were raised with morals or lack thereof. Those who return lost money are within the group who were raised correctly. As far as the old man in the video, please go back to the UK- your presence in a foreign country is not welcomed. And then "possibly"- before your last days, you can figure out right and wrong. Until then, I will pray that your obvious lack of decency is reconciled before your last breath.

 

Let the punishment fit the crime, yes, what he did was a despicable act, but I think that all this social media exposure it has attracted is more than enough punishment. I think if he ever sees someone drop any money again he will return it without any hesitation, whilst waving at the cctv.

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