A flight attendant with Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has been prosecuted for stealing 168 items from the plane’s trolley on a single flight, a news report said Saturday. Kwong Man-fong, 43, stole items including biscuits, beer, mineral water, chocolates, red wine, a sewing kit, pens, noodles and shaving cream on the flight from Auckland to Hong Kong on July 27.
Two junior colleagues spotted Kwong, who had worked for Cathay Pacific for 23 years, and reported her to the captain. She resigned and was prosecuted for theft.
The total value of the goods she pilfered was only about 130 US dollars, the Tseun Wan court was told Friday, according to the South China Morning Post.
Kwong told the court she stole the goods while suffering from exhaustion because of the effects of medication, and hadn’t slept in 33 hours. Sentencing was adjourned till December 30.