Friday, 9 December 2011

Duty free scammers jailed

Two airport workers who stole more than £16,000 worth of duty free goods to sell in a pub was jailed on Monday.

John Hedley and John Christie were responsible for stocking duty free trollies at Heathrow Airport but instead helped themselves to the items. The pair smuggled out items including jewellery, perfume and watches and sold the items at a nearby pub. Hedley and Christie were each jailed for 12 months at Isleworth Crown Court.

It is thought that the pair would store the items in their van before taking the remainging stock on board to be sold in flight. On 26th November the pair were arrested at the Three Crowns Pub and £9,500 worth of goods were found in the back of Christie's car.

Both pleaded guilty to their offences.