Money changer scammed with fake notes
PHUKET: A money changer at Kata Beach was scammed out of B12,389 today when she changed 100 British pounds for baht, only to discover afterwards that the money she had been given was counterfeit.
Thursday 19 July 2012, 06:22PM
A European couple, possibly British, handed Kanyarat Teawsakul, 49, owner of a massage and exchange booth service opposite the Boathouse hotel, five £20 notes. She exchanged them for baht, not realising they were fake.
Worse yet, she discovered that one of her staff had also exchanged fake pound notes two days earlier. In that case there were eight bad notes, also for £20 each.
This afternoon she reported the scam to police at Karon. Pol Lt Col Boonlert Onklang is to investigate.