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Thai honesty: Second time lucky for forgetful Aussie - 44K returned by trolley pusher

 

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A member of the trolley collection staff at the Tesco Lotus in Chumphon in southern Thailand contacted the desk after he found a cloth bag containing a wallet in the parking lot. 

 

It was found to contain 44,000 baht. A store announcement failed to locate the owner who according to documents in the wallet was 68 year old Colin Cotterill from Australia. 

 

A Line message was sent out on the "Chumphon Wan Nee" (Chumphon today) group. 

 

Soon an anxious looking Mr Cotterill came into the store.

 

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After being reunited with his money - that was all there - he thanked Somchai Phalasakun, 58, who found it and gave him a reward.

 

Mr Cotterill, who was visiting the area, said that he had once lost 60,000 baht and he never got that back so he was very happy to get his money back this time.

 

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Somchai said he recognised the owner as a frequent visitor to the store but didn't know where he was staying. 

 

He was pictured pointing at the place in the parking lot where he made the discovery. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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There's a desk near the ATM machines at the entrance to Tops Supermarket in Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya which regularly has numbers of cards on it that have been left in machines. There's a Security Guard that looks after them until they are reunited with their forgetful owners.

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5 hours ago, robblok said:

Some older people have really bad memories. 2 times not really smart. Also why have so much cash with you. 

He forgot to take it out of his wallet. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Mr Cotterill, who was visiting the area, said that he had once lost 60,000 baht and he never got that back so he was very happy to get his money back this time.

With respect Mr Cotterill needs to get his act together a bit more, it's no good going out with a wallet full of cash but leaving your brains at home.

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6 hours ago, petermik said:

Well done to this lady...and hopefully justly rewarded :thumbsup:

HE was not a lady!

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Mr cotterill . You sir are a clown ! Lost 60k before and didn’t learn ! 🙈

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Forgot to take my card from an ATM not so long back (was in a rush) and Thai guy standing in line behind me took it, raced into Lotus and returned it to to me very politely. 

Restored my faith..

PS. That was a very old ATM machine which didn't have any aural beeps to remind you to take your card, or cash.

My fault I know....but..

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So the Aussie just abandoned the trolly in the car park, shame on you sir. 

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