Pattaya police have arrested two transvestites who allegedly stole from swimming tourists more than 20 times to support a British boyfriend living illegally in the kingdom.
Nopadol Jamras, 29, and Cambodian Rarny Yep, 31, were apprehended May 4 with a bag and wallet containing 4,200 baht allegedly taken from two female tourists while they were swimming on Pattaya Beach.
Police took the two ladyboys back to their Soi Buakaow apartment and found Lewis Karl Budd, 27, sleeping there. Checking his passport, police discovered he had overstayed his visa by a year.
Transvestites Nopadol Jamras and Rarny Yep admitted to stealing, saying it was to support Briton Lewis Karl Budd.
Under interrogation, police said, the two suspects admitted to stealing more than 36,000 baht in cash and property from the clothing and bags of tourists as they swam on the beach or at hotels. In all, they admitted to at least 20 thefts, officers said.
The money, the transvestites said, was used to support their foreign boyfriend, who didn’t work and was living illegally in Thailand.
The relationship now appears over as the two men in skirts were jailed on theft charges and their British boyfriend charged with immigration offenses and set for deportation.