By The Thaiger
The 48-year-old British man, identified only as Simon, and his 10 friends, went to a restaurant near Noppara Thara Beach in Krabi on Tuesday night for dinner.
After they have finished the meal Simon put the Bt2,857 bill on his credit card.
But an amount of 257,857.12 was entered in error and Simon entered his PIN, pressed OK and signed the receipt without checking. He did not realise that he had overpaid the restaurant by about Bt255,000.
The manager Aporn Sarem, 32, noticed the error at closing time when she was checking the accounts. Her Indian husband tried to search for the British tourists but was unable to find them.
Aporn contacted Krabi tourist police and Krabi immigration who managed to track down the tourists at a hotel nearby in Ao Nang.
Simon received the overpaid amount yesterday, in cash. He and his friends said thank you to the restaurant proprietors and said they would definitely be coming back to Krabi again.