Sticky-Fingered Ramp Rats Busted at JFK

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Seven baggage handlers, or “ramp rats” as they are nicknamed, have been arrested for theft after items kept going missing from passengers luggage.

All of the men were employed by airline El Al at New York’s JFK airport, and one of the baggage handlers was even wearing a stolen watch when he was arrested.

An investigation was launched after thousands of dollars or electronics, jewelry and other valuables were reporting missing from luggage.

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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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