Ticket scam cost British Airways nearly £250,000

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    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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