Grifter takes 7,000 baht off naïve shopkeeper

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Police are hunting for a grifter who cheated a trusting Pattaya shopkeeper out of 7,000 baht.

Klisana Kamolrath, 43, filed a complaint May 9, saying a woman claiming to sell wholesale merchandise tricked her out of her cash at her Sohuay Shop on Soi Boonsampan 9.

Klisana told police the woman came in as a customer, then struck up a long conversation, claiming she was a friend of Klisana’s sister. During their talk, the swindler said she owned a wholesale company and the two reached an agreement to purchase 7,000 baht in stock for the store.

Police are using security camera footage to try and track down a grifter who cheated a trusting Pattaya shopkeeper out of 7,000 baht.

The shopkeeper handed over the money despite never having net the woman before or checking references.

Unsurprisingly, the grifter disappeared as soon as the shopkeeper got distracted with another customer and has not been seen since. Police pulled security camera footage to try and track down the suspect.