A housekeeper who claimed she gave police 700,000 baht she found on the roadside is now being accused of filing a false report after the money mysteriously disappeared.
Suphawan Piemmun, 30, said she was returning home from her job as a hotel housekeeper when she spotted a bag lying on Soi Khao Tao 8. Opening the bag, she found seven bundles of 1,000 baht notes totaling almost 700,000 baht and some English-language documents.
She said she turned the money into a man manning a police box on Soi Khao Talo, who counted it and promised to find the owner. She then returned home and later returned to check on the progress of the search, only to be told no one knew about the 700,000 baht.
Suphawan Piemmun (right) tells police what she thinks happened with around 700,000 baht she allegedly found alongside the road.
Fearing police would think she stole the money, Suphawan said she called the media to plead her case.
Nongprue Police Lt. Col. Detchpee Khongdee presented Suphawan with the 12 officers and volunteers who man the booth, but she didn’t recognize any of them. She described the man she gave the money to as in his 40s, fat, dark-skinned and wearing glasses.
Nongprue police plan to have the woman review the entire Nongprue station force of about 40 men. If she does not identify the person who last had the money, she will be charged with filing a false police report.