Another reason to be weary of the contract employees of United Express:
An Ohio roller derby skater who used the team name "Sadistic Sadie" has admitted in federal court to illegally obtaining more than $400,000 in airline tickets while working for United Airlines.
That's one way to work the system...
Federal prosecutors say Stafford created fake numbers for tickets that are issued to passengers when a United Airlines flight is canceled or delayed, to allow passengers to travel on another flight. The Cincinnati Rollergirls team member then used the fake tickets to obtain real tickets that she used for herself or provided to family, friends, teammates and others associated with roller derby events, court records state. United honored the tickets, whether they were used on its planes or other airlines.
Stafford booked more than 500 plane tickets between May 6, 2007, to Oct. 22, 2009, through an online ticketing system while working for United at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky., prosecutors say.
Stafford also admitted receiving payments totaling more than $50,000 from individuals and organizations that benefited from the tickets, prosecutors said...
The woman faces up to 20 years in prison and may be fined up to $250,000. She must also repay United for its losses.