Pair Who Stole Luggage After Fatal Plane Crash Headed to Jail

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Sean Crudup and his wife, Raychas Thomas, face jail time for stealing luggage after a fatal airline crash.
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A California couple who both worked at San Francisco International Airport were sentenced to jail for stealing passengers' luggage in the aftermath of last year's fatal crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.

Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, and his wife, Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32, both of Richmond, Calif., were sentenced this week to nine months and six months in jail, respectively, after pleading no contest to grand theft and possessing stolen property, the New York Daily News reports.

The pair, both customer service representatives for United Airlines, were caught on surveillance video stealing luggage during the chaos that erupted at the airport when Flight 214 crashed on July 6, killing three Chinese students.


According to the Los Angeles Times, the couple left the airport with the stolen loot and tried to return several items that had been purchased at a Nordstrom department store. They were arrested as they tried to hop a plane to Hawaii to celebrate their birthdays.

Read more at the New York Daily News and the Los Angeles Times.

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