Suspect sought in alleged MH370 theft

08/19/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Malaysia – Authorities in Malaysia continue to search for a man accused of stealing from multiple people who were aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As reported by CNN, police in the country suspect that a Pakistani national took money from the bank accounts of four passengers of the plane.

Assistant Commissioner Izany Abdul Ghany of the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department, is quoted by CNN as stating on Monday, “We are still trying to locate this Ali Farran, who last worked as a car mechanic.”

Two others have been arrested in connection with the alleged theft, one being an officer with HSBC bank. The bank officer allegedly transferred funds from four accounts via Internet banking into the account of another passenger. A reported $35,000 (110,600 Malaysian ringgit) has been reported missing.

A spokesperson for HSBC’s Malaysian branch is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “HSBC is deeply sorry for this incident and apologizes to the families of our customers for the distress this will cause and assures them there will be no losses on these accounts.”

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