Monday
February
08
2016
3:19 pm
Weather
 
  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
 
Couple who stole luggage after plane crash take deal
March 12, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report

Sean Crudup

Raychas Thomas

A United Airlines worker and his fiancee who stole luggage from diverted travelers after the deadly Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport and tried returning some of the contents to a department store each took plea deals to avoid potential prison time.

Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, and Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32, each pleaded no contest to felony counts of grand theft and possession of stolen property in return for a promise of no state prison and up to a year in the county jail. They will be sentenced May 13.

Prosecutors say Crudup worked for United as a customer service representative at the time of the July 6, 2013, plane crash. Passengers meant for SFO but diverted elsewhere still had their luggage arrive at the airport which is where authorities contend Crudup stole bags and handed them off to Thomas and another woman. The theft was reportedly captured on surveillance footage.

Thomas reportedly took valuable clothing from the bags and returned a large amount to the Nordstrom department store in Pleasanton for approximately $5,000.

Thomas and Crudup were both arrested July 25, 2013, at SFO as Thomas caught a flight to Hawaii. A search of the couple’s Richmond home turned up more of the stolen property, according to prosecutors.

Crudup remains free on $75,000 bail while Thomas is free on $50,000 bail.

 

 

Tags: thomas, crudup,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Peyton Manning should ...

Retire on top
Keep playing
Talk about Budweiser some more
Do whatever he wants

 

 
San Mateo Community College District
 
 
 
Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency fun..
Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes
WASHINGTON — Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2016 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Bruno newspaper