Pattaya, 26 March, 2010, [PDN]: following the notification by suspicious shop owner of a questionable notebook computer being sold by a Cambodian woman in her hair dressing salon, Police Lieutenant Colonel Sukthat Phumphanmuang (Chonburi Deputy Superintendent) dispatched a team to investigate.
At the incident scene, Hair Cut, 20/205, Soi Daynight, Moo10, Pattaya, the police officers encountered the Cambodian woman, Miss Jan Bonsojan, 29, in possession of a notebook computer, which it later transpired had been stolen from a foreign tourist. Discovering where lived, police went to search her rented room at Diamond House and were astonished to find approximately Bt500,000-worth of plundered items, including 5 other notebook computers, 2 video camera, 11 watches and 15 mobile phones plus the chargers, as well as a quantity of powerful sleeping pills, with the brand name Domekum.
Taking Miss Bonsojan down to the police station, police discovered upon questioning the woman that she was an illegal immigrant who had entered Thailand in 2008. She said she had been a sex worker and that all the stolen goods had been plundered from foreign clients. She confessed that she had slipped sleeping pills into her clients’ drinks before having sex with them. Then, when they later fell asleep, she would literally steal ‘everything that wasn’t nailed down’, having managed on 30 occasions to have pilfered mobile phones, cash, cameras, etc. which she would generally sell on to ‘fences’ and others.
Initially, Miss Bonsojan was charged with entering Thailand illegally and as and when her victims come forward, she will be charged with subsequent offences, facing prosecution on all counts