Worker in Paris Airport Arrested After Pocketing Money Dropped by Ambassador

A Paris airport worker was arrested after he pocketed 20,000 euros dropped by the Moroccan ambassador to the U.S., reported The Telegraph.

Ambassador Mohamed Rachad Bouhlal was leaving the VIP lounge in the Air France terminal at Charles De Gaulle airport on Wednesday, for a flight to New York, when he realized the money was missing from his bag.

He reported the loss to police, who checked security video, which showed a temporary employee of the airport picking up the money. The employee was arrested at his home on Wednesday night, and he was fired from his job at the airport, said authorities.

Around half the missing money has been recovered.