Student returns 50,000 baht in cash to owner of car after finding the money left behind in vehicle


A Thai man was reunited with 50,000 baht cash by a student after he accidentally left it in his car at a garage in Pattaya yesterday (October 9).

Mr. Pattanasak Chiewchan, 23, a trainee student at TP Body Paint Pattaya garage, told The Pattaya News that he was checking a customer’s car for a standard automotive repair.

He found five bundles of cash under the driver’s seat in a total sum of 50,000 baht. He immediately reported the cash to his supervisor.

The garage owner called the customer in question. Mr. Montri Sujjadae, 67, who is an executive at the Colosseum Show in Pattaya told The Pattaya News that he usually keeps the money inside his car in case of an emergency in which he needs money.

However, Montri stated he had forgotten about the cash in the vehicle. He had not taken it out before leaving his car for service at the garage.

Mr. Montri gave 10,000 baht to the student as a reward for being an honest person.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.