Sattahip official returns 240,000 baht left at pool to Canadian

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The village chief of Wang Thong in Sattahip District returned the equivalent of about 240,000 baht he found near a Pattaya hotel pool to its Canadian owner.

Chatchai Janmongkol, 40, handed over 240,000 baht worth of dollars to Sattahip police Nov. 26, with staff from the Ambassador City Hotel watching.

Tourist Travis Switucka, who left the money on a chair next to the Ambassador’s pool, presented him with a $500 reward.

Chatchai Janmongkol returns the lost cash to Canadian Travis Switucka.Chatchai Janmongkol returns the lost cash to Canadian Travis Switucka.

Police said Chatchai told him he was at the Ambassador in Jomtien Beach for a seminar. While having a meal near the pool afterward, he saw a bag left on a chair and found the money inside.

At the same time, Switucka reported the lost cash to police.