Conspiracy To Sell Tickets Meant For Customers Who Assisted Southwest's Flight Crew

The AP is reporting that 10 people have been indicted in a conspiracy to sell 5,600 fraudulently obtained Southwest Airlines tickets. The tickets were supposed to be for passengers who helped flight crews with seriously injured or ill passengers.

Instead, prosecutors say they were stolen by a former administrative assistant and passed along to a network of people who sold the tickets at low prices and told them buyers not to tell Southwest employees that they bought the tickets.

Ten indicted in fraudulent airline ticket scheme [USAToday]
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