Bus Driver in Thailand Returns Bag With $33,500 Inside, Gets Rewarded With Snacks

For her honesty, a bus conductor in Thailand was rewarded with some snacks after she returned a lost backpack filled with cash to its owner on Sunday.

The 50-year-old bus employee named Sumon Mathidol found the backpack containing 1.12 million baht ($33,500) inside the bus as she was cleaning it up at the terminal near Soi Crocodile Farm in Chon Buri, Thailand.

Upon discovery, Sumon turned the bag over to the bus depot chief as she had her fare sales audited by the cashier, reports AsiaOneShe then stood witness as the depot chief counted the cash they found inside the backpack.

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Soon, the owner,  a gynecologist from Chon Buri’s Si Racha district, arrived with his bank passbook as proof of ownership. Sumon and the doctor then proceeded to Mueang Samut Prakan police station to have it on record that the owner has already claimed the bag.

As a reward, the physician gave the bus conductor two packets of snacks. It was not reported, however, what type of snacks were given. 

According to the unnamed doctor, he had just withdrawn the money that morning to deposit it to another bank in Samut Prakan’s Mueang district. He revealed that he took a bus from Si Racha to Bangkok before transferring to bus No. 511 where Sumon was the conductor. He reportedly forgot the bag when he disembarked in Samut Prakan and realized his mistake when he was already at the bank to make his deposit.

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