You have to be the lowest form of scumbag to steal from people who just suffered this kind of tragedy
A United Airlines customer service representative and his girlfriend have been charged with grand theft and commercial burglary for allegedly stealing luggage from San Francisco International Airport in the aftermath of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash.
Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, and Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32, both of Richmond, Calif., were arrested at a United Airlines gate awaiting a flight to Hawaii at San Francisco International Airport on July 25, Detective Sgt. Wes Matsuura of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office told ABCNews.com.
While Matsuura said there is no evidence at this point in time that Crudup and Thomas were specifically targeting Asiana Airlines passengers who endured the crash, “it could still play out that way.”
“The unfortunate coincidence is that Asiana was on July 6, and this crime was on July 8,” Matsuura said. “It was a crime of opportunity. A lot of bags were down there.”
Luggage had been piling up in the terminal because of the Asiana Airlines plane crash, which closed some of the San Francisco airport’s runways and caused passengers flying in to be delayed or diverted for days after the accident occurred, Matsuura said.
Airport surveillance footage obtained by police shows Crudup, who was working at baggage claim, rifling through a bag stranded at the airport’s United Airlines terminal on July 8, according to Matsuura.
Later, the same bag is seen with two separate women, who are also holding another bag, Matsuura said. One of the women was later identified by police as Crudup’s girlfriend, Raychas Thomas. It is unclear who the other woman in the footage is at this time, he said.
Peep how they got caught though, Karma came back fast as hell!
But days after the luggage was reported missing, the victim got a phone call from her personal shopper at Nordstrom’s to ask how her trip was and for an explanation as to why her sister returned $6,000 worth of clothing.
“The victim said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about, I don’t have a sister, I didn’t return any clothes,'” Matsuura said.
The victim, who declined to be identified, then contacted investigators, who obtained Nordstrom’s surveillance footage, Matsuura said.
Police later determined through Nordstrom’s surveillance that a woman, who was later identified as Thomas, was able to return the clothing to Nordstrom’s without a receipt, and asked for the refund in cash. The money has yet to be recovered, Matsuura said.
Technology is a muhfugga.
San Mateo Sheriff’s deputies later searched Crudup and Thomas’ home and found electronics, laptops, jewelry and clothing, Matsuura said. Some of the clothing found in their home belonged to the same woman who had her bag stolen.
Crudup pleaded not guilty to one count of grand theft and two counts of commercial burglary when he was arraigned on July 26.
He posted $75,000 bail the same day, Matsuura said. He is due back in San Mateo County Court in Redwood City, Calif., on Thursday.
Thomas, who was released from jail on July 25 on $50,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned in Aug. 26 in San Mateo County Court.
What a bunch of heathens SMMFH
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