Ticket scam cost British Airways nearly £250,000

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8650527/Ticket-scam-cost-British-Airways-nearly-250000.html


    The fraudster bought hundreds of cheap advance tickets and then converted and sold them just before the flight as expensive "last minute" deals.

    The scam meant that he could sell a ticket bought for £1,700 weeks before the flight for up to £5,500 just before take-off.


    The fraud, said to have cost the airline nearly £250,000, was exposed in a security audit at Heathrow Airport and the perpetrator Mark Smith, 36, was jailed, it was said.

    It emerged during the employment tribunal of Allan Russell, a colleague of Smith, who was cleared of any wrong doing by the court but still dismissed by the company.
     

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