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Sky Pirate

A flight attendant for Air France has been arrested after allegedly stealing cash, credit cards, and jewelry from passengers as they slept on international flights. The woman, identified as “Lucie R.”, 47, is suspected in about 140 thefts, and was arrested in Paris after she flew in from Tokyo. Japanese tourists, who tend to prefer cash over credit cards, were a favorite target. “Her bank accounts showed an absurd gap between her lifestyle and her declared income,” a police investigator said. Lucie has confessed to at least some of the thefts. (RC/Reuters) ...Naturally the airline helped investigators: they don’t want any competition when it comes to ripping off passengers.
Original Publication Date: 08 August 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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