Honest cleaner turns in nearly 100,000 baht

Friday, 13 June 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

An honest custodian who found almost 100,000 baht on the side of the road returned the cash to the American teacher who lost it.

Yuphin Bunphet, 43, said she was driving home from her job as a cleaner at a massage parlor May 24 when she saw a shoulder bag lying on the side of Naklua Road near Sukhumvit Road.

James Malanik (right) presents honest maid Yuphin Bunphet (left) with a reward for returning his lost bag, along with everything inside.James Malanik (right) presents honest maid Yuphin Bunphet (left) with a reward for returning his lost bag, along with everything inside.

She said she was shocked to find the bag filled with Thai baht and Philippine pesos equaling almost 100,000 baht. A passport also was in the bag.

She turned the cash in to police, who tracked down owner James Roy Malanik, 64. The thankful teacher rewarded the maid with some of the cash.

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