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B6 Employees Arrested In Credit Card Fraud  
User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) - Four JetBlue (JBLU.O: Quote, Profile , Research) employees and a New York City corrections officer were arrested on Tuesday on charges of splurging with credit cards forgotten by passengers rushing to catch their flights, prosecutors said.

The arrests come as the low-cost airline struggles to rebuild customer confidence after a February storm triggered the cancellation of some 1,200 JetBlue flights and left passengers stranded or fuming on grounded planes for hours.

An probe by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau found that the five, who included three customer service agents and a flight attendant, went on shopping sprees using credit and debit cards that belonged to JetBlue customers.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...49_N01321041&type=comktNews&rpc=44

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Thread starter):
An probe by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau found that the five, who included three customer service agents and a flight attendant, went on shopping sprees using credit and debit cards that belonged to JetBlue customers.

Bad grammar aside, 'a probe' indicates nothing, and shouldn't be reported by the media if and until a conviction is obtained.


User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3727 times:
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Quoting 777236ER (Reply 1):
and shouldn't be reported by the media if and until a conviction is obtained.

I disagree. People would be up in arms if they did not know about probes, investigations, etc.

Edit: By the way these were arrests . . . arrests I believe are public information.

[Edited 2007-05-02 02:23:53]

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 1):
'a probe' indicates nothing, and shouldn't be reported by the media if and until a conviction is obtained.

Uhmm... there were five ARRESTS after the probe. It indicates the probe is ongoing, and that there may be more, but they have found five so far.

Are you saying that no crime should be reported by the press until after the trial? How does that work in a free society?



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User currently offlineRIPCORDD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Jetblues new customer rights bill: We steal your credit card and charge the company blue chips to it and then we make you wait on the ground for 12 hours for a gate.

User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 692 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

It always surprises me when I read things like this, but then it shouldn't because sometimes all airlines hire some real losers, like the drug-smuggling ring at AA in MIA and baggage handlers who steal from people's luggage.

It's too bad B6 is getting the bad publicity for this, but they're not alone when it comes to this sort of thing, unfortunately.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
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This is nothing new. It just happens to make the news because it's an airline. If the clerk at your local convenience store went shopping with your credit card, it would never make the news.


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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Thread starter):
Four JetBlue] employees and a New York City corrections officer were arrested on Tuesday on charges of splurging with credit cards forgotten by passengers rushing to catch their flights, prosecutors said

What I don't understand is how Jet Blue employees were able to get hold of these credit cards unless people leave them lying around in the gate area. It's not like the employees operate the checkpoints.


User currently offlineSean-SAN- From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 768 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Paying someone $11/hr to work & living in NYC = you're going to have some shady people working for you. End of story.

User currently offlineSpencerII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 1):
Bad grammar aside, 'a probe' indicates nothing, and shouldn't be reported by the media if and until a conviction is obtained.

Here we go again, If it involves jetBlue, everything should be handled differently.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 6):
This is nothing new. It just happens to make the news because it's an airline.

I agree, there was a big thing around here with gas station attendants stealing cc numbers and using them. (Remember, we don't have self-serve in NJ).



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User currently offlineKevin82277 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 7):
What I don't understand is how Jet Blue employees were able to get hold of these credit cards

Its my guess that when customers have credit cards out to pay for movies, they foget to put them away and leave them on seats on in seat back pockets.


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 2):
Edit: By the way these were arrests . . . arrests I believe are public information.

I think the arrangement the media has in Great Britain is by far the most civilized in the world:
until a conviction is obtained, the accused's names are kept out of the story. They are identified
only by their initials, as in Mr. D.B. of new York City, etc. In such way, if a 'Not Guilty' is
returned, essentially no harm done.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 12):
I think the arrangement the media has in Great Britain is by far the most civilized in the world:
until a conviction is obtained, the accused's names are kept out of the story. They are identified
only by their initials, as in Mr. D.B. of new York City, etc. In such way, if a 'Not Guilty' is
returned, essentially no harm done.

That's a great system. I always thought the US way of giving names of those arrested was one that wrecks lives for those who are not guilty. Especially in crimes like rape, etc.

But the other side is that people want to know if someone potentially dangerous (physically or otherwise) is living around them, awaiting trial, since trials can take years in some cases.



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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

That's odd....no comment from my 'Rich' friend about B6's '4 Star' service.  rotfl 


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