Police in Pattaya announced the arrest of a 52-year-old Pattaya maid who stole 130,000 baht from the room safes of three tourists.
CCTV soon led the police to suspect Wimon “Jum” Sangngern.
Police went to her room in Jomtien and found the money. They also found 0.36 grams of “ice” methamphetamine.
The tourists, who had stayed in rooms 414,415 and 417 at the hotel in Soi Bua Khao, Central Pattaya, were pictured thanking Pattaya chief Pol Col Prawit Chorseng and his team with a basket of flowers. –
Wimon admitted all the thefts. She used a spare room key then stole the money in Sterling and Euros left in the safes.
She was charged with theft during the hours of darkness, possession of Class 1 restricted narcotic and taking the drug.
Unfortunately, as tourists numbers continue to fall, we can expect to see a lot more of this as Thais become more concerned about losing their jobs.