Airline Catering Employees Steal 100,000 Tiny Booze Bottles

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say workers at New York's Kennedy Airport stole 100,000 mini liquor bottles and duty-free items such as larger bottles of liquor, perfume and cigarettes.

    Eighteen employees were arrested Wednesday on charges including larceny and possession of stolen property.

    Fifteen are current or former truck drivers for LSG Sky Chefs, an airline catering company owned by Lufthansa that serves as a subcontractor to American Airlines. The other three are security guards.

    Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says they stole more than $750,000 worth of liquor and other items. He says a search warrant at the home of one retired truck driver turned up more than 500 garbage bags filled with mini liquor bottles.

    The arrests came after a five-month investigation dubbed Operation Last Call.
     
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    Party time? :p
     
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    100,000 bottles is quite a few !!

    My nephew came close to developing a mini bottle bar when I was an RA w/Intercontinental properties, each day I stayed at the IC in his city, he'd clean out the minibar, I wish I'd saved the photo he sent me of his home mini-bottle bar set up, priceless.:D
     
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    100,000 mini bottles * 1.7 oz per bottle = 170,000 oz., or nearly 7,000 normal-sized bottles of booze. That'd make for a fun MP reunion party.
     
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    How many stays would it take me to acquire, as an RA at Intercontinental, 100,000 mini bottles of hard drink. I generally get 5 a day, so multiply that this, hmm, add there, okay, now something to do with long division... 20,000 nights. Sigh. That's about, what, 54 years living at IC's, AND ensuring room service tops off my mini-bar. I better get started.
     
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    And LH is the victim of another heist. Will they include this in a movie in years to come? :D
     
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    Your nephew seems to have a proper businessman mind to him. If he still has any braincells left after the consumption of all that of course...
     
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