Since flying isn’t already depressing sufficient, a customer support agent for Southwest Airways allegedly determined to up the ante and is now charged with fraudulently creating and promoting journey vouchers value over $1.87 million, in keeping with USA As we speak.
The soon-to-be-former worker was working for Southwest at Halfway Airport in Chicago when he allegedly devised a scheme to make use of faux buyer names to fraudulently generate vouchers with out the airline’s data or approval.
USA As we speak studies that the 36-year-old would then promote the faux “Southwest Luv Vouchers” beneath market worth – as a result of it’s all revenue, anyway – to a 46-year-old Chicago resident, amongst a variety of others. In keeping with The Dallas Morning Information, a lot of the vouchers had been value between $200 and $500. Southwest Luv Vouchers are normally given out by the airline to compensate prospects for dangerous experiences.
The customer support agent now reportedly faces 12 counts of wire fraud. Every rely of wire fraud is outwardly punishable by as much as 20 years in federal jail. So, if my math is appropriate, that’s as much as 240 years behind bars, although his sentence is prone to be far lower than that. Arraignment is predicted later in federal rely in Chicago.