KATHU, PHUKET: A young Australian tourist is facing deportation from Thailand after falsely claiming that she had been robbed in order to claim on her insurance, police in Phuket said.
Patong Police said the 20-year-old college student told them that two young men on a motorbike had snatched her bag in Patong yesterday.
But on questioning, it emerged that the story was fabricated.
After she confessed to making the story up to claim on her travel insurance, police charged her and locked her up.
Her boyfriend bailed her out for 50,000 baht around 5pm yesterday.