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FA's Arrested For Theft!  
User currently offlineFlyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9438 times:

Flight Attendants Arrested for 'Stealing'

CorbisThree Vietnam Airlines flight attendants have been suspended for allegedly stealing money from a passenger's handbag.

The passenger told airline officials that he put a handbag with $12,088.92 (VND200 million) in the luggage compartment, but when the plane landed at Dong Hoi in Quang Binh Province, the money was gone, a story by News.com.au said. After the passenger complained, the flight attendants searched for the money as the plane continued to Ho Chi Minh City. They they found the bag under a seat that did not belong to the passenger, the story said.

Three flight attendants were arrested at a South Korean airport, but airline officials are awaiting an official finding before deciding what action to take against the employees, the story said.


Here's the link : http://travel.aol.com/travel-ideas/g...ws%3Fncid%3DAOLCOMMtravdynlsec0145


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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9287 times:

Why would anyone want to travel with that much cash????

User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9239 times:

Okay, the theft occured on a flight between two cities in Vietnam, but the FA's were arrested in South Korea?

What?

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 1):
Why would anyone want to travel with that much cash????

Much of the world is still not a cashless society like the US or Europe. Some places monthly rents as high at $2,000 US have to be paid in cash.

That assumes it was not illegal activity, which I doubt in this case.


User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9159 times:

I think it is more likely that another passenger was the one who stole the money.

User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

Here is the story on avherald if your intrested :]
http://www.avherald.com/h?article=422d617a&opt=0



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8230 times:
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Quoting Flyiguy (Thread starter):
Here's the link : http://travel.aol.com/travel-ideas/g...c0145

No it isn't. That now takes you to a story about Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's dog head-butting a flight attendant.

Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 2):
Okay, the theft occured on a flight between two cities in Vietnam, but the FA's were arrested in South Korea?

What?

I thought the same thing.



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User currently offlineVN777 From Vietnam, joined Nov 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8064 times:

There is a mix up between 2 stories:

The 3 FA's arrested in S-Korea are accused for smugling of gold. Not for stealing money from passengers.

http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/?catid=3&newsid=53678

http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/?catid=3&newsid=53747

VN777


User currently offlineNclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7350 times:

I know there certainly are valid reasons for carrying large amounts of cash on you, and the fact that you're traveling domestically makes this much more benign, but who travels with this sort of sum of money of their person? I suppose if you're moving home and don't trust the Vietnamese banking system, I can see a reason, but seems a little odd to me!

User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6993 times:



Quoting Nclmedic (Reply 7):
I know there certainly are valid reasons for carrying large amounts of cash on you, and the fact that you're traveling domestically makes this much more benign, but who travels with this sort of sum of money of their person? I suppose if you're moving home and don't trust the Vietnamese banking system, I can see a reason, but seems a little odd to me!

As you said yourself, there are plenty of valid reasons. However, why is it relevant as that is anyone's choice. There is no 'judgement' required of it.


User currently offlineGosheto From Bulgaria, joined Jun 2009, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6723 times:

Twelve thousand is really not that much. It can easily fit in one's wallet, and I have traveled with more than that not once (for different reasons). So I wonder why would anyone put those in a hand-bad and not keep them in their pocket.

User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6554 times:



Quoting Gosheto (Reply 9):
Twelve thousand is really not that much. It can easily fit in one's wallet

The money is in Vietnamese currency, VND 200,000,000. Even if it is all in 500,000 Dong denomination, it won't fit in a wallet. And to most Vietnamese, it is a lot of money.


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Wow. I could see something like this happening on a U.S. carrier where their pay is crap, and FA's have nothing but contempt for the passenger, but VN? I thought they were better than that.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3501 times:
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Quoting Gosheto (Reply 9):
Twelve thousand is really not that much. It can easily fit in one's wallet

Not that much? Cool. Well, if you have any such pocket change spare some time, throw it my way please.



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User currently offlineThegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3208 times:



Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 1):
Why would anyone want to travel with that much cash????

They don't want to declare anything for fear of taxes, for business transactions about to take place, transporting money as a middleman for someone like a business partner or family member, also in developing countries debit/credit card usage is substantially lower than in the western world...



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User currently offlineBorism From Estonia, joined Oct 2006, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3188 times:



Quote:
Only when it landed at HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport was the cash found under seat 4C, which was not the passenger’s seat, the spokesman said.
The money was returned to the passenger in Dong Hoi as the authorities began investigating the incident, he said.
The passenger told Vietnam Airlines’ representatives that, during his flight to Dong Hoi, the flight attendants had wandered around the cabin the whole time.

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Quoting VN777 (Reply 6):
http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/?catid=3&newsid=53747

VN777

umm, sorry but this story even more full of sh*t than average story of this kind that gets posted here.

F/A "wandered" around cabin the whole time? Totally unheard of...


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