Delta airlines employee accused of stealing $300K from cash shipment bound for Florida

Posted at 12:45 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 13:53:41-04

A 40-year-old Delta Airlines employee is accused of stealing $300,000 from a cash shipment at Kennedy Airport.

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Law enforcement officials say the unidentified man was arrested on Thursday morning at his home in Queens.

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The money was part of a cash shipment that was supposed to be loaded onto a Delta flight bound for Florida. An investigation began when officials found the money missing.

At this time, it has not been recovered.

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Delta released this statement about the alleged theft.

The alleged actions of this employee are unacceptable and in no way reflect the professionalism and values we expect from Delta team members. We are taking this situation very seriously and working directly with authorities on their investigation as well as conducting an internal investigation of our own.