By THE NATION
Residents and local businesses in the Korat area of Nakhon Ratchasima province have been advised to watch out for an English-speaking foreign customer who reportedly tricks locals out of cash while making small purchases.
A coffee vendor said a suspect had cheated her out of Bt950 after buying two soda bottles and claiming falsely that he had given her a Bt1000 banknote.
The woman said she was alone in the shop when the suspect bought two soda bottles. The suspect reportedly flashed a Bt1,000 note and then took it back leaving her confused and tricked into returning Bt950.
The owner of the shop told reporters that three separate complaints had been lodged with the Muang Ratchasima police for similar crimes committed by diffrent suspects all appearing Middle Easterners, or South Asians, whose image has been captured by closed-circuit cameras.