A Delta ramp worker was involved in a $300,000 heist at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, but it backfired, according to the New York Post. The man, who was identified as Quincy Thorpe, stole a bag of cash during his shift and was later arrested at his home in Brooklyn.
Using his access as a ramp worker, who loads cargo and baggage on and off of the airplanes, Thorpe stole the bag of cash which was dropped off by an armored car.
The cash was supposed to make its way to Miami, Florida on board the flight.
“The alleged actions of this employee are unacceptable and in no way reflect the professionalism and values we expect from Delta team members,” a Delta spokesman said in a statement. “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.”
It is not the first time that a heist was carried out at JFK Airport, with millions of dollars going missing in the past.
Past JFK heists have made headlines including the 1978 Lufthansa heist where nearly $6 million dollars was stolen by members and associates of the Lucchese crime family. In 2003, a masked gunman hijacked an armored car and made off with over $2 million dollars.
It was a valiant effort, but unfortunately for Thorpe he generated suspicion after calling off of work shortly following the heist.
So if you are ever trying to swipe $300,000 in cash, make sure you keep showing up to work for a little while and don’t disappear immediately after.
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