Agency owner pleads guilty in court to 80 charges
A travel agent in the UK has admitted to conning customers out of more than £100,000 (€170,000) as she pleaded guilty in court to 80 charges, TTG Digital reports. Kathy Ward, 39, was the owner of La Mon Travel Limited in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, when she committed the crimes, which often left her customers stranded at airports and ferry terminals.
In one case, a honeymooning couple were left stranded in New York when a cruise, flights and hotels were not paid for. Another case saw a 21-year-old stranded in Atlanta in the US after his flight home hadn’t been paid for.
Among the charges were details of how Ward kept cash deposits for holidays for herself and changed the amounts owed from hundreds to thousands.