PHUKET: A 10,000-baht reward was handed over to an honest Tesco Lotus employee after she returned a cash-stuffed wallet to a Phuket mayor who had left it behind.
“I was helping a Burmese person translate the language on the ATM outside the Cafe Amazon at the PTT gas station in Chalong when I noticed the wallet,” explained Sorada Toiparn, 47.
“There was no contact information inside and I didn’t recognize the name, so I held onto it for about an hour, waiting for the owner to return. Eventually, I handed it over to my manager.”
The next morning, Chalong Mayor Samran Jindapol returned to look for his wallet – everything was still there, including credit cards and 70,000 baht cash.
“The gas station staff told me that a Tesco bakery employee had found it and returned it. I was so happy to know that good people still exist in our society,” Mayor Samran said.
Mayor Samran tracked down Ms Sorada and gave her a 10,000-baht reward.
— Kritsada Mueanhawong
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