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Big C worker finds wallet with 100,000 baht in cash

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What would you do if you found a wallet with more than 100,000 baht in cash? At a Big C in Chanthaburi, near the Cambodian border, a maid found a wallet with thousands of baht in cash while cleaning a bathroom. She decided not to pocket the cash and returned it to the owner. Even the wallet’s owner expected it to be gone.

Wachira Charoenan shared her gratitude on Facebook. She said the wallet was left behind by accident in the Big C’s bathroom and didn’t realise it was gone until she was driving off. The Burmese maid, Tin Tin Shu, found the wallet and told her employee in case the owner came looking for it.

“Thank you to the Burmese maid and employees at the Chanthaburi Big C for such good care. I am very impressed and already expressed my appreciation as a gift for the maid. I thought the wallet was going to be lost forever, as there was a lot of cash inside.”

On another note, who goes shopping in Big C with 100,000 baht cash?

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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    Richard Barker

    Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Another wealthy Thai looking for a bargain goes shopping in Big C

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      steen thomsen

      Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Den ærlige finder fik vel 10 % ,dvs. 10.000 Baht.steen thomsen

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    Gigi

    Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I wish they addressed the good hearted Cambodian woman with her name in honour to her honest gesture and not as a “maid” instead.

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      ian

      Friday, July 3, 2020 at 7:16 am

      The Burmese maid, Tin Tin Shu

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    Clovis Laporte

    Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:17 am

    “Thank you to the Burmese maid and employees at the Chanthaburi Big C for such good care. I am very impressed and already expressed my appreciation as a gift for the maid.”

    Hmmm… The woman doesn’t know “The maid’s” name?

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      Aarno Lehtinen

      Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Tin Tin Shu

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    Michael Cosgrove

    Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    I hope the Ladies gift to the honest maid was at least 10% of the value

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    D

    Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Appreciation as a gift? Does that mean she gave her no cash for Reward? Wow.

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    Nicky

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Yes it’s great more Burmese and Mon people work in Thailand they work hard she so cute

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    James Pate

    Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Section 1324 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code provides that the finder of lost property can claim a reward of 10% of the value of the property up to 30,000 baht and 5% on the additional value. I hope Tin Tin Shu knew this. It would be a nice New Year’s bonus.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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