Liam Strother: Conman and Thief in Cambodia

Posted on by Khmer 440


strother pic for article

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.

strother court


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24 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.

    • liam strother says:

      just out of interest who is this?

  11. blair mackay says:

    this little feecker is now going out with my daughter, and beat her up the other night, and its not the first time this has happened,, so pass the word round,, im looking for the little scumbag, and when i get him,, he will pay for what hes doing to my daughter!

  12. liam strother says:

    Blair Mackay that’s utter bullshit. I never touched your daughter, who, btw is not your daughter anymore as she was taken off you by social services because your a drugged-up heroine addict junkie fuck so look in the mirror before you start judging other people you fucking reprobate. as for the rest of this, yes I didn’t pay some hotel bills after I got my shit nicked but as for sleeping with women and stealing their stuff, that never happened. not even once. find some evidence before you put this kind of shit online and it really makes it difficult to apply for jobs when employers read this. get a fucking life and stop screwing with mine.

    • thommy says:

      Hey Liam,

      remember me? I gave you a load of money when you came to otres beach, in fact at one point i gave you my last $100 so you could get away to phnom penh. I was only kind to you, why did you turn out to be such an arse? You said you would pay me back but you never did. You caused a real storm out there and i tried to vouch for you, you relieved me of $650 and made me look stupid for trying to help you.

  13. dannyrothman says:

    Hey everyone. If folk are looking to find “Mr Strother”, then try being at Inverness Sheriff Court on the 18th Jan 2016 as a certain little toe-rag has an on-going case to show up for. Just thought you’d like to know.

  14. prahocalypse now says:

    Thanks for that Danny.

  15. dannyrothman says:

    No bother dude.
    The on-going case he’s currently facing is to call again on 11th March and 15th April (same court venue). Haven’t found out exactly what charges he’s facing, yet, but I’m working on it. By way of explanation, I suppose its only fair to say that “Mr Strother” seems to have got on the wrong side(s) of the people who have given me the task of finding out all I can about him. I don’t know him personally myself, and so it was perhaps rude of me to call him a “little toe-rag” earlier on. But given the amount of vitriolic stuff already posted about him, my description seems tame by comparison. Anyway, I have his cuurent address, date of birth, high-school reports etc etc, and am aware of his criminal convictions to date. I’ll let you know more after I’ve spoken with some folk I’m due to meet later this week.

  16. Annonymous says:

    For anyone that is still interested, he’s working in the Muckle(wetherspoons pub) in Elgin under the name of Nathan Mackellar…..

  17. op ghost says:

    update on Liam Strother aka Nathan mackeller states his father was ira and has connections with them (they want a word with him) apparently sells weed from the pub in elgin and has a poor girl so besotted with him that hes got her talkin pills and other stuff and vilifying her mother an I think the police should be informed of his current were abouts in relation to his on-going case he’s currently facing is to call again on 11th March and 15th April

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