Was your last airline flight a disaster? Then you might be heartened to learn of an identity thief who had an even worse day flying the friendly skies of United Airlines. And deservedly so.
According to a lawsuit the U.S. filed last week, a forgetful fraudster left his wallet behind at the United ticket counter in the Tallahassee Regional Airport in May. An airline manager went through the wallet to find the identity of the owner and instead of an ID, found 13 debit cards issued in 13 different names, none of which matched any recent airline passenger. The manager called the Tallahassee police, who, through video surveillance and other records, figured out who the passenger was and that he had flown to Ft. Lauderdale.