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Aussie woman arrested for shoplifting in Chiang Mai – VIDEO

Jack Burton



Aussie woman arrested for shoplifting in Chiang Mai – VIDEO | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Chiang Mai Daily News
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Police in the northern province of Chiang Mai yesterday announced the arrest of a 38 year old Australian woman who allegedly stole 6 inexpensive items from a store in tambon Chang Moi, in Mueang Chiang Mai district. “Emily C.” was traced after she got into a white Toyota Prius and returned to the hotel where she had been staying for a number of days.

Her “haul” comprised 5 pairs of sunglasses valued at 100 baht each and a purse priced at 150 baht. The theft had been reported to police by the shop owner, 32 year old Pim, on June 10. By examining CCTV footage from the shop, police were able to identify the woman and her car and track her down. The woman has been charged with theft and using a conveyance in pursuit of the crime.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.



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    Sam Thompson

    June 18, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Embarrassing, low class behaviour….a few months in jail should give her time to reflect.

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    Michael Lewis

    June 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Probably a mental case, a compulsive cleptomaniac, sad.

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    June 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    yeah. must’ve been a klepto. sucks.

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    Toby Andrews

    June 19, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Yes she will not get a slap on the wrist, and $20 fine.
    Maybe she is hoping to be deported.


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