Man Steals Identity of Criminal Suspect, Becomes Flight Attendant

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So much for background checks. An immigrant from Guyana allegedly stole a New York man’s identity and was hired as an airline attendant. He used the stolen ID to obtain a U.S. passport, a U.S. Department of Transportation ID card, and at least three Florida driver’s licenses, according to law-enforcement sources. The New York Post reports that spokespersons for several federal agencies couldn’t explain how the suspect “cleared the security checks needed to become a flight attendant — or why the airline didn’t realize the ID he had stolen belonged to a criminal suspect.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.