Airline Ticket Scam - II
December 26, 2008
An airline ticket scam in Texas included a subject who actually worked for the airline selling tickets!…
Mr. Schiff: An airline ticket scam in Texas included a subject who actually worked for the airline selling tickets!…
Mr. Woodby: "The gal that was probably the main conspirator; she actually worked in the reservation office.”
Mr. Schiff: That’s Special Agent Tom Woodby at the FBI’s office in Houston...
Mr. Woodby: "She was the one with access to the computer system and knew all the appropriate codes to use.”
Mr. Schiff: Woodby says the man she worked with in this ticket scheme had a ramp job with the airline...
Mr. Woodby: "He also ran a barber shop here in town which is where he made the vast majority of his contacts.”
Mr. Schiff: And those contacts were the unwitting travelers who bought tickets and in most cases couldn’t use them. Meanwhile, Woodby says, the swindling couple had lots of money…
Mr. Woodby: "The two of them were making a lot of transfers and deposits into each other’s bank accounts.”
Mr. Schiff: Woodby says around a thousand tickets were sold this way…
Mr. Woodby: "The dollar amount, which the airlines conservatively slapped on these was $670,000.”
Mr. Schiff: The couple faced wire fraud charges and has to pay the money back. I’m Neal Schiff of the Bureau and that's the FBI's Closed Case of the Week."
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