Teenager wings it with a fake airline
A TEENAGE boy from Yorkshire succeeded in persuading British aviation executives that he was a tycoon about to launch his own airline. Using the pseudonym Adam Tait, the smooth-talking 17-year-old told airport and airline executives that he had a fleet of jets.
Tait, who said he was in his twenties, even flew to Jersey to attend a 1½-hour long meeting with the director of its airport. Their talks were considered promising enough for a further meeting to be arranged, which was due to be held next week.
Other air industry bosses found themselves dealing by telephone or e-mail with Tait’s fellow executives, David Rich and Anita Dash, who proposed to launch a cut-price Channel Islands-based airline servicing most of Europe.
Not really the same as Frank Abagnaleof whom fooled so many guilible people, no one could copy Frank who made a fortune before he was caught and then put to work be the FBI as he was an expert at forging cheques. It some times takes a thief to find a thief.
But however this teenagers ploy was very amusing and I bet many people are embarised.