A South Korean tourist took the precaution of photographing her Thai holiday money before putting it in a wallet in checked luggage on her flight.
When Lee Soyeong arrived from Incheon at 10.10 am on Friday she discovered that her 20,000 baht was missing.
She went to the tourist police who contacted the airport authorities who interviewed all the baggage handlers involved on her flight.
One was Phairin, 30. Four 1000 baht notes were found in his personal locker.
One was the same serial number as the one on the top of the pile in the photo on the tourist’s phone.
Phairin was charged with theft at an airport.
Sanook did not report what had happened to the other 16,000 baht.