A flight attendant has been charged with stealing nearly 1500 mini-bottles of liquor from her airline employer and then selling them online.
Rachel Trevor, 28, of Memphis, Tennessee, faces criminal charges of theft of property over USD 10,000, unlawful sale of alcohol, unauthorised transport of alcohol and unauthorised storage of liquor for sale, according to a statement posted by Tennessee’s Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich on Friday.
Investigators from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission allege that after a flight Trevor would put the small, 50ml bottles of rum, vodka, gin, whiskey and other alcoholic beverages in her bag and then post them for sale on Craigslist, the massive US classified advertisements website.
The bottles typically sell for USD 8 each on the airlines (US airlines tend to sell in-flight extras, such as liquor, rather than providing them free). Trevor was selling them for just USD 1 each, investigators said.
She was arrested in November after agents made undercover purchases of the liquor-filled mini-bottles.
While the Shelby County media release did not name the airline, the Dallas Morning News said the suspect was a former employee of Endeavor Air, a regional affiliate of Delta Air Lines.
Written by Peter Needham