We’ve covered baggage handlers stealing valuables from luggage multiple times before, but this might be a new low in screeners stealing from airports.
According to the New York Daily News, five baggage handlers at New York’s Kennedy Airport have been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing over $27,000 worth of U.S. mail that they were supposed to be loading onto international flights.</p
The workers reportedly swiped everything from credit cards to checks to money orders, including child support checks and money orders from military members. The defendants would deposit the money into their accounts, and also use the stolen credit cards to buy iPad minis from the Best Buy vending machines in the airports.
So if you mailed something that may have passed through JFK airport in the last few months, you may really be able to use the classic excuse that the check was lost in the mail!
You Might Also Like:
We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.
Top Fares From
Today's Top Travel Deals
Brought to you by ShermansTravel
Colombia: Choose Your Length of Stay...
Indus Travelsvacation $505+
Wisconsin Dells Water Park Resort w/Meals,...
Rome to Istanbul: Luxe, 11-Night Mediterranean...
Oceania Cruisescruise $3999+