Four JetBlue Workers Charged with Identity Theft at JFK Airport

May 2, 2007
Customer service agents and a flight attendant are accused of using customer's credit card information to go on a spending spree.

New York — At Kennedy Airport, four JetBlue workers and a city correction officer have been charged with identity theft in a case involving credit card numbers stolen from airline passengers and used for a spending spree at restaurants, liquor stores, Bloomingdale’s and other shops, prosecutors said yesterday.

Investigators began looking at the group after someone rushing to catch a flight forgot his credit card at a JetBlue counter at Kennedy Airport, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Later, the card was used to run up $508 in charges, the office said. JetBlue officials said the four workers, three customer service agents and a flight attendant were suspended.