Cops: Airline Workers Stole 100K Mini Booze Bottles
18 arrested, mostly truck drivers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 13, 2012 7:26 PM CDT
Even little bottles can go a long way.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Authorities say workers at New York's Kennedy airport stole 100,000 mini liquor bottles and duty-free items such as larger bottles of liquor, perfume, and cigarettes. Eighteen employees were arrested yesterday on charges including larceny and possession of stolen property. Fifteen are current or former truck drivers for LSG Sky Chefs, an airline catering company owned by Lufthansa that serves as a subcontractor to American Airlines. The other three are security guards.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says they stole more than $750,000 worth of liquor and other items. He says a search warrant at the home of one retired truck driver turned up more than 500 garbage bags filled with mini liquor bottles. The arrests came after a five-month investigation dubbed ... wait for it ... Operation Last Call.

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iMan93
Sep 9, 2013 9:25 PM CDT
This same disgusting thievery of lost & found property is commonplace at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. The pubic must be aware of the crimes that are being committed against them when their lost property is stolen from the PABT's Lost & Found Dept. by Port Authority Bus Terminal Supervisors. Google “Donna Lebourne abc news." & watch the video, or click on the link below. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9105280 If you lost an item at the PABT & it was returned to you, put in a theft report with the PAPD to get your lost item replaced because most likely your item was stolen by PABT management. It would be nice to see the Port Authority aggressively go after the criminals and their enablers that they employ who engage in these same disgraceful crimes and even worse criminal acts, i.e. the unconscionable and highly illegally procedure of throwing lost passports found at the PABT in the garbage in this age of global terrorism and rampant identity theft. Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.” See the link below. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/found_stolen_trashed_by_pa_V4RMICgPyy2bhAVzDkW9EL No one should be above the law no matter who they work for.
HANKHILL
Sep 14, 2012 3:07 PM CDT
what a bunch of dumbazzes 500 garbage filled with minis? lol they should have sold it before they stold it! darwin gets drunk big time!
cheongyei
Sep 13, 2012 10:48 PM CDT
What race were the perpetrators?