Duty Free Shop Worker Nabbed on ‘Revenge Heist’

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General view of the Duty Free area in Terminal 3 at Ben Gurion Airport. (Anna Kaplan/Flash90)

A worker at the Duty Free shop at Ben Gurion Airport who was caught trying to smuggle items out of the airport said that she did it because she was “unfairly treated” by her boss.

Tax officials received reports of the worker’s activities and began surveilling her. She was caught smuggling dozens of cartons of cigarettes, as well as bottles of perfume and cosmetics to the trunk of her car as she left work. Agents swooped in and arrested her, and confiscated the goods. The items were estimated to be worth about NIS 50,000 ($13,000).

Under questioning, she told investigators that she had planned to sell the items to friends at discount prices. The worker said that she had been working at the duty free shop in the airport for some 30 years and was about to be fired – and that she had decided to sell the items in order to get back at the organization, which was planning to fire her.

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