Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Latest News: Thousands of Dollars Stolen From Passengers of Doomed Flight

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By Arvin Donguines , Christian Post Contributor
August 19, 2014|9:57 am

News currently circulating revealed that there have been huge amounts of money withdrawn from the bank accounts of four passengers aboard the lost MH370 flight.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (Photo: Reuters/file)

A Malaysia Airlines plane is seen in this file photo.

According to the publication, a Malaysian bank officer together with her husband was arrested in Malaysia after being accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the accounts of two Malaysian nationals and two Chinese flight victims.

The purported transactions have been noted to have occurred sometime in July, roughly five months after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was reported missing, U.K. Daily Mail.

"We are investigating the case as unauthorized access with intent to commit an offense," Izany Abdul Ghany, the City Commercial Crime Investigation Department assistant chief, told the Mirror.

"We are getting CCTV footage from the bank to identify the suspects involved. Anyone with information should report it at the nearest police station," the ACP.

According to the news, if the suspects are proven guilty under Malaysia's Computer Crimes Act 1997, they will be fined for up to $50,000 or be sentenced for up to 10 years of imprisonment. The name of the bank targeted by the thieves has not yet been disclosed but is assumed to be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Meanwhile, search updates about the missing Flight MH370 indicated that it is still ongoing despite the loss of MH17 over Ukraine last month.

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia's defense minister said about his plans of going to Australia later in August to oversee the naval search mission for the lost jetliner.

"I'm still waiting for confirmation from the Royal Malaysian Navy on the latest position of the ships KD Mutiara and Bunga Mas 5 before leaving for Perth," Hussein told the reporters. "I wish to inspire our personnel besides giving a signal to family members of the victims that while we are busy with the MH17 crash, we did not forget about the search for MH370," the defense minister added.


 

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