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(Some Guy)   Man faces 20 years in federal prison after fraudulently claiming that his checked bag was lost over 180 times. Or as United calls it, "Tuesday"   (paddleyourownkanoo.com) divider line
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1900 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Sep 2021 at 1:05 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-28 1:08:04 PM  
I can even find jeans I wore 21 years ago!
 
2021-09-28 1:08:26 PM  
Welp, this was their big mistake: "Both men are charged with mail fraud because they conspired to have the compensation payments mailed through the US postal service."
 
2021-09-28 1:08:46 PM  

Stormneedle: I can even find jeans I wore 21 years ago!


Because they're in your lost luggage????
 
2021-09-28 1:09:32 PM  
I happen to really like United Airlines. I have never had a problem and I've flown over 500,000 miles on that company. All you people can suck eggs.
 
2021-09-28 1:10:24 PM  
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2021-09-28 1:12:50 PM  
United has so far not lost my luggage but they did delay my flight for four hours and scheduled a pilot who wasn't even on my flight so that was another four hours.

All told I think United owes me hours of my salary.

/Dulles got my suitcase stuck on the baggage return so they owe me money as well
 
2021-09-28 1:13:41 PM  
Why isn't Homeland Security on his a$$ for the whole booking a flight and actually getting on it under a fictitious identity?

That seems a little more disturbing that his cash grab.
 
2021-09-28 1:14:09 PM  
180 times... in a row?
 
2021-09-28 1:15:24 PM  

Valter: United has so far not lost my luggage but they did delay my flight for four hours and scheduled a pilot who wasn't even on my flight so that was another four hours.

All told I think United owes me hours of my salary.

/Dulles got my suitcase stuck on the baggage return so they owe me money as well


Oh wait, I forgot that time United had an equipment failure.

They did put us in a hotel and got us all rescheduled for a flight the next day.

I think I got two, maybe three hours of sleep that night.
 
2021-09-28 1:17:45 PM  
The man obviously has some emotional baggage, as well.
 
2021-09-28 1:20:26 PM  
In the last 30 years I have flown over a million miles on airlines large, small and micro. I've had a couple of bags delayed, a couple damaged to the point where I had to replace them (both thanks to LAX baggage handlers)... but I've never had a bag that was lost.
 
2021-09-28 1:20:50 PM  
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A checked bag, yesterday

Maybe he should have tried stripes.
 
2021-09-28 1:21:55 PM  
300k over 5 years is only 60k a year. Honestly, making all those fake identities, taking all those flights, hardly seems worth it even if he never gets caught.

It's always baffling when people come up with elaborate and time consuming scams that land them in jail despite not earning any more money than just getting a second job.
 
2021-09-28 1:26:06 PM  
"One of Jones' acquaintances, Donmonic Martin..."

What?
 
2021-09-28 1:37:53 PM  
This guy came up with a good scam (as scams go). If he had stopped after a few thousand he probably never would have been caught.  Stupid criminal.

/The smart ones don't get caught
 
2021-09-28 1:45:09 PM  
He scammed them out of $300,00 but the fine is $250,000?
 
2021-09-28 1:50:16 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Why isn't Homeland Security on his a$$ for the whole booking a flight and actually getting on it under a fictitious identity?

That seems a little more disturbing that his cash grab.


This!!!

This is an amazing quote:

Jones would then fly into or out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport using a forged form of identification before claiming the airline had lost his luggage.

I can't imagine flying using a fake ID. This MUST have been an inside job, or at least explains why he didn't use Delta Airlines. I don't know for sure but I don't think you can buy a ticket with Delta if they can't verify your ID.

Or, there is an inside person or people, one is the TSA and the other an airport agent.
 
2021-09-28 1:51:56 PM  

BretMavrik: In the last 30 years I have flown over a million miles on airlines large, small and micro. I've had a couple of bags delayed, a couple damaged to the point where I had to replace them (both thanks to LAX baggage handlers)... but I've never had a bag that was lost.


Right, I bet his mistake was using the same name twice, probably because he reused a fake ID. The chances that one person would lose their luggage twice in a short amount of time is pretty low.
 
2021-09-28 1:52:35 PM  
I'm stunned.  I'd always assumed that they'd have some low liability limit for lost luggage, in the low hundreds, but nope, $3,400 per person.
 
2021-09-28 1:56:48 PM  
So basically he's doing to the airline what airlines have been doing to us for years.
 
2021-09-28 2:00:13 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: So basically he's doing to the airline what airlines have been doing to us for years.


He gave them a tiny bag of pretzels?
 
2021-09-28 2:02:45 PM  

nytmare: 7th Son of a 7th Son: So basically he's doing to the airline what airlines have been doing to us for years.

He gave them a tiny bag of pretzels?


Pretzels??? Well look at you, mister first class.
 
2021-09-28 2:29:27 PM  
Continental (back when they existed) lost my luggage coming back from San Juan. In it was an expensive bottle of aged rum unopened and wrapped in bubble wrap. When I received my bag at my home the next day, the bubble wrap was gone, the bottle opened, and half the rum was gone.

As far as I'm concerned, more power to this asshole since it cuts both ways.
 
2021-09-28 3:05:08 PM  
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2021-09-28 3:06:21 PM  

iamskibibitz: Continental (back when they existed) lost my luggage coming back from San Juan. In it was an expensive bottle of aged rum unopened and wrapped in bubble wrap. When I received my bag at my home the next day, the bubble wrap was gone, the bottle opened, and half the rum was gone.

As far as I'm concerned, more power to this asshole since it cuts both ways.


That truly is a sin. They should have finished the bottle. I mean, you poured it down the drain right? You don't know who's mouth has been on it...
 
2021-09-28 3:08:44 PM  

Pert: "One of Jones' acquaintances, Donmonic Martin..."

What?


You know....

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2021-09-28 3:21:13 PM  
It's not Don, it's not Monica, it's not Dominic. It's not demonic, It's Donmonic. I think that in spite of this man's shenanigans, this name is on the rise.
 
2021-09-28 4:21:33 PM  
That's how you become a Kajillionaire.
 
2021-09-28 4:27:47 PM  

wetrat: 300k over 5 years is only 60k a year. Honestly, making all those fake identities, taking all those flights, hardly seems worth it even if he never gets caught.

It's always baffling when people come up with elaborate and time consuming scams that land them in jail despite not earning any more money than just getting a second job.


my guess is he was running all sorts of other scams, this is just the one he got caught at.
 
2021-09-28 6:13:06 PM  

Schmerd1948: I happen to really like United Airlines. I have never had a problem and I've flown over 500,000 miles on that company. All you people can suck eggs.


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2021-09-28 10:42:37 PM  

Pert: "One of Jones' acquaintances, Donmonic Martin..."

What?


Equal chances of typo or, "He'll be so unique!" parents
 
2021-09-29 9:06:14 PM  
Jones would then fly into or out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport using a forged form of identification before claiming the airline had lost his luggage.

Its good to know that its fairly to get through TSA with fake IDs.  WTF?
 
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