A massage parlour client who had $450 stolen from his wallet and replaced with $200 in fake money has had his case settled, police said.
Sin Kheng, 45, was sick on Monday and went to get a massage in Por Senchey district’s Chaom Chao commune.
During the treatment, he suspected that his wallet had been taken, police said.
When he checked, he found $450 had been stolen and replaced with ghost money, used in traditional Chinese rituals.
Mr Kheng called police.
Commune police chief Sao Sarith said the massage girls were sent to his office, but none confessed to the crime and the case was concluded on Monday night without an offender being identified.
“The owner of the premises did not want the case to go any further, so he decided to cover the loss incurred by the victim,” Mr Sarith said.
“The victim agreed to accept the $450 without filing a complaint.”