By The Nation
Liu Wen Juan (not official spelling), 46, was arrested at 1.30am by police and airport security officials while waiting to board a plane.
Police found a belt bag with US$1,4441 and a mobile phone in her hand luggage.
The arrest was made after Mohammad Ambas Humse (not official spelling), 29, an Iranian tourist, filed a report with the Suvarnabhumi Airport police station late Monday night that he had lost his belt bag while walking upstairs to the departure lounge on the fourth floor.
Airport security officials checked close circuit cameras and saw that the bag had indeed fallen to the floor where it was picked up by a Chinese woman.
The Chinese passenger told police via an interpreter that she did not steal it but she found it on the floor without knowing its owner so she just picked it up.
She was charged with theft and taken to the airport police station for further action.