Liam Strother: Conman and Thief in Cambodia

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Liam Strother is 26, from Scotland and has spent the past few months traveling around Cambodia gaining the trust of tourists, expats and local businesses and then stealing from them.

In Sihanoukville, he is reported to have left a trail of unpaid bills to expat owned businesses such as bars and guest houses and is also alleged to have stolen personal items – cameras and other high-value, portable items – from tourists and expatriates he’d befriended and who’d allowed him access to their homes or hotels.

Having worn out his welcome at the beach, been briefly jailed and had his passport confiscated by the Khmer police, Strother moved to Phnom Penh where his one-man crime spree has continued unabated.

In the last two weeks we have received reports of him once again running up large debts at hostels and guesthouses, and just as in Sihanoukville, befriending female travelers and then stealing their money and valuables.

All travelers, expats and business owners – particularly bar and guesthouse owners – should be aware of Stother’s modus operendi and give him a very wide berth indeed.

More information and regular updates on Stother’s latest whereabouts can be found on this K440 forum thread and business owners can download and print out a pdf file of the poster below by clicking on this link.

Update: Sunday 18th May

We’ve now discovered that a Liam Strother was due in court last Friday 16th May at Inverness Magistrates Court in Scotland. Inverness magistrates court would be the nearest trial court to Grantown-on-Spey – the hometown of Liam Strother the Phnom Penh-based thief, so in all likelihood, the two Liam Strothers are one and the same. Therefore, as a result of Strother’s current presence in Cambodia, it is very likely an arrest warrant has been issued in Scotland for his non attendance in court last Friday.

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12 Responses to Liam Strother: Conman and Thief in Cambodia

  1. William says:

    Wow, big front page news.

  2. paul vallely says:

    worked with this guy in Muchrach lodge in dulnain bridge outside granton on spey where he stole money from crdit card machine where he was arrested by thr local plod, serius loser know he spent time in juvie in scotland and his family live in dulnain bridge

  3. Andy says:

    I owned Muckrach Lodge. Liam Strother stole cash tips from the staff and from my credit card machine. I had him arrested and he was charged. He will steal from anybody. Avoid him

  4. Andy says:

    And he is 17 not 24

  5. JT says:

    I went to school with this idiot… I know where he lives and i’ve ‘known’ him for years. Also he is 19, not 26.

  6. Karl Hungus says:

    Before long, me thinks Strother will end up a bloated floater.

  7. matt says:

    heard this cunt got what was coming to him from a few friends of mine!

  8. dave says:

    Well what do you expect from a sweaty sock jock!

  9. aboveisanidiot says:

    Really dave dont be a prick, shame to read about someone from my hometown making headlines in the wrong way…

  10. MJC says:

    Known Liam a long time, dont judge a book by its cover, a young man with a troubled past, we cant all be perfect, with the right help he might work his shit out!

    • gavinmac says:

      Judging a book by its cover means judging a person by his appearance rather than his actions. that’s not what is happening here. People are expressing disgust with his behavior, not his appearance.

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