Three people are being accused of creating fake airline employee identification cards in order to fly without having to buy tickets.
In early May of 2017, a man allegedly tried to take a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport on Spirit Airlines and when he was asked for identification he produced what is suspected as a manufactured card claiming that he is an employee of Mesa Airlines.
Upon investigation, the authorities purport that the man, identified as 25-year-old Alphonso Lloyd, was connected with two other suspects in the matter.
30-year-old Hubbard Bell is allegedly one of the other people they believe to be involved, and he reportedly used to work for Mesa Airlines. In addition, 26-year-old Kamille Jemison has been named as a suspect.
Bell and Jemison are believed to have been giving the information of Mesa Airlines workers instead of their own in addition to creating counterfeit badges so that they could take free flights on Spirit Airlines. They were reported as fraudulently taking advantage of a benefit extended to airline employees, who are typically given the opportunity to travel for no cost. They reportedly did so to take hundreds of flights during the course of the alleged activities. They are also accused of using the information to award travel to others, such as Lloyd.
Jemison, Bell, and Lloyd are facing charges of fraud and identity theft, and if they are found guilty of the charges they could each spend 30 or more years in prison.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.