Stewardess Stole $5K From Passengers: Cops
Air France worker allegedly nabbed cash as they slept
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2010 5:00 AM CDT
An Air France plane bound for Washington, is guarded by Police officers at Roissy airport, North of Paris, Wednesday Dec. 30, 2009.   (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

(Newser) – Flying Air France recently cost some passengers a lot more than the ticket price. A flight attendant for the airline has been arrested in Paris on charges of stealing cash, credit cards, and jewelry from sleeping passengers. The woman police identify as Lucie R. was busted after Japanese passengers complained of losing more than $5000 in cash during a Tokyo-Paris flight. Light-fingered Lucie admitted to robbing 27 passengers, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, the New York Daily News reports.