British Airways stewardess stole charity cash
A British Airways stewardess has been accused of stealing the donations made to the airline's charity. Ahe is alleged to have somehow amassed £100,000 in just 13 months.
A British Airways stewardess who stole £100,000 in donations made by passengers to a children’s charity was given a 50-week suspended jail sentence and fined £13,000 yesterday.
Gillian Paterson, 36, who worked for BA for ten years, handed out envelopes to collect money for the Unicef campaign, Change for Good, but then kept the cash.
In what the judge described as a series of “despicable” and “spiteful” acts, Paterson played passengers a short film showing children in need, before gathering their loose change.
She even put herself down to work in Business Class, knowing the position would give her responsibility for depositing the charity’s cash.
BA sources told Isleworth Crown Court that she stole up to £100,000 over 13 months.