JFK Airport cleaner busted for stealing $10K worth of mini-liquor bottles

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A Brooklyn woman stole $10,000 worth of mini-liquor bottles over a three-year period while she cleaned planes at JFK Airport, prosecutors said.

Juanette Cullum, 48, is currently awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on charges of third-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, according to the district attorney’s office.

Police were tipped off to Cullum’s alleged theft and visited her home, where she confessed to taking the liquor and other miscellaneous items over a three-year period, prosecutors said. Cops found nearly 1,500 mini-bottles inside a closet in her home.

Cullum, who is employed by Air Service Cleaning at JFK Airport and is responsible for cleaning American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, allegedly took about $10,000 in stolen liquor.

If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison.

This was not the first big bust involving miniature drinks. Back in 2012, authorities collared 18 airport workers who allegedly pilfered thousands of mini-liquor bottles and duty-free items from JFK Airport.


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