Lucie R, 47-year old Air France flight attendant dubbed as “Mile High Pickpocket“, is facing ten years in prison after admitting stealing from business class passengers as they slept on long-haul flights typically on flight from France to far east countries. She was finally arrested when she got off a Tokyo to Paris flight at 4.30am (local time) last Friday.
‘It would all go missing on the routes she was working on,’ said a source close to investigators, who looked at 142 flights taken by the woman, who is married with children.
‘She knew that many of the passengers would fall asleep following a large meal and lots of alcohol.
‘This is the time that she would start rifling through their property, helping herself to whatever she could find.’
She would steal credit cards, designer jewellery and cash as the passengers would fall asleep after having alcohol and big meal. The racket seemed to have been successful for her as despite her $61,000 annual salary, she would regularly turned up for work in a top-of-the-range sports car and was buying plush apartments close to the airports where she worked.