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    Elderly cabbie who pocketed 8m baht of public donations has vanished

    A 72-year old taxi driver, who became an overnight millionaire after he told the media of his hardship, indebtedness and complete lack of family support, has vanished without a trace, claimed the owner of a taxi company and one of the cabbie’s creditors.


    49-year old Mr. Preecha Chumsombat, the owner of the Mangkorn Chao Phraya taxi rental service, told Khao Sod Online today that the cabbie, Mr. Sitthichai Klaichid, had rented a taxi from him for several years.


    He said, when he saw Mr. Sutthichai’s story in the media, he knew the cabbie was not telling the truth, because the cabbie had been living in his ex-wife’s home with his son and daughter, who are both employed.


    Preecha said he didn’t go public to expose the taxi-driver, because he might have been mistaken or he might be thought to be jealous over the cabbie’s sudden windfall adding, however that he decided to speak up today because both the cabbie and his son owe him 1,400 baht and 13,970 baht respectively.


    He said he contacted the cabbie’s son, who came to see him once to talk about the debts, and he had promised to settle them. Both father and son have not been seen since, he added.


    Preecha then went to their house, but was told by neighbours that the Sitthichai family had not been seen since he received the eight million baht in public donations.


    Mr. Preecha, late this afternoon, withdrew a complaint he had filed against Sitthichai, at Samut Prakan police station, after he received repayment of the debt.

    Elderly cabbie who pocketed 8m baht of public donations has vanished – Thai PBS World

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    Smart cabbie

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    So fucking crooked, most of 'em, they couldn't lie straight in bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    fucking crooked,
    What's crooked about being donated money to?

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    ^ oh dear

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    Thailand Expat TheRealKW's Avatar
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    What was the crime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    What's crooked about being donated money to?

    Are you a Hottentot?

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    As far as I can tell, he told his life story a bunch people donated money to help him out and then he took it.

    I don't see the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Smart cabbie
    Dead cabbie more likely; the local police are having a party and buying nice shiny new Glocks and Toyota Fortunas (in black with blacked out windows with Royal Thai Police Gunclub stickers)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    What was the crime?
    I assume saying "I have no money and no-one to take care of me" when....

    when he saw Mr. Sutthichai’s story in the media, he knew the cabbie was not telling the truth, because the cabbie had been living in his ex-wife’s home with his son and daughter, who are both employed.
    In the UK we call it "Obtaining money by deception".

    I think it's the Theft Act (1968) although it may have been superseded by the "Geordie Doris claims she has cancer and spends donations on luxury holidays" Act.

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    Damn Immoral Asian Character....

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    "Obtaining money by deception".
    Or false pretenses

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    Just because he was able to squat for a night or two doth not mean he was well looked after.

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    If the people who donated the money to him felt good at the time then they're happy and I'm pretty sure he's fukin happy.
    Not his fault if there are people out there dumb enough to donate without being able to check the facts prior.
    I suppose I'm really just jealous because I haven't been able to come up with a story to hook the gullible out there.

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    cabbie returns 8million bht.with interest TO THE POOR PEOPLE.

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