NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Five baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy International Airport were doing much more than moving luggage along, authorities said Friday.
As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported, the thefts occurred over the last seven months, while U.S. mail was being loaded onto out-going international flights.READ MORE: Paterson Mother Charged With Murder In 7-Year-Old's Death
The five are accused of stealing more than $27,000 from mail bound for overseas. They’d steal checks and money orders and deposit them in their own accounts, authorities said. The stolen checks included child support payments, officials said.
The destinations included China, Japan, and Korea, D’Auria reported.