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Couple charged with theft from MH370 passengers

Couple Charged With Theft From MH370 Passengers
We still don't know what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but Malaysian state news agency Bernama reports some of the passengers were also victims of theft and fraud.

Malaysian authorities say an HSBC bank officer and her husband conspired to transfer money from bank accounts belonging to four passengers from that missing Boeing 777. Malaysian media cameras caught the couple shielding their faces from public view.

Nur Shila Kanan faces 12 charges. Her husband Basheer Ahmad Maula Sahul Hameed, a mechanic, faces four. They both have pleaded not guilty.

Among the allegations - officials say Nur Shila transferred the equivalent of more than $12,000 from the account of a Malaysian citizen to that of a Chinese citizen, then applied for a debit card in the Chinese citizen's name. Beyond that, though, not many other details are available.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared in March with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. The victims' families have been outraged at the lack of answers. (Video via Sky News)

Attempts to find the plane haven't been successful so far, but current theory is that it crashed into the Indian Ocean.

As for the Malaysian couple charged with theft, forgery and fraud - Malaysia's Rakyat Post and The Malaysian Insider are among local outlets juxtaposing the country's "outpouring of sympathy" for the victims with the couple's alleged actions.

If convicted, Nur Shila Kanan and her husband could be sentenced to several years in prison.

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ram4131 August 21 2014 at 2:24 PM

A tick is higher on the evolutionary scale than these scum, even though they both perform the same function.

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ranger197172 ram4131 August 22 2014 at 3:36 AM

Well they are muslim so nothing they do could surprise me.

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mistykay13 August 21 2014 at 5:08 PM

Doesn't surprise me to see how despicable some people can be after 911 & seeing desperate people forced to leap to their deaths from skyscrapers rather they burn to death. or ISIS splitting a 5 month old baby in half with their saber or decapitate other humans just because of their citizenship or their religion!

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Kathy mistykay13 August 21 2014 at 9:34 PM

Agreed, mistykay. Human beings are becoming more despicable by the hour - these are such dark days. NOTHING people do anymore surprises or shocks me. The world is fast becoming a very nasty, exhausting place.

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jteasdale August 21 2014 at 1:31 PM

There is always someone who is willing to take advantage of tragic situations. Greed knows no bounds.

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Scooter August 21 2014 at 2:53 PM

Just despicable!!!

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Mike August 21 2014 at 4:37 PM

what ********...People also looted that crash in the Ukraine, stole theri stuff and used their credit cards.

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mrc Mike August 21 2014 at 11:13 PM

And people looted in Ferguson just because they found an excuse to be there.

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scr151 Mike August 22 2014 at 3:49 AM

True Mike, human beings of all "persuasions" can be awful! To me, even with the acts of some Muslims; nothing tops the Germans during WWII and other things in history were horrendous too!

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davidmapp7 August 21 2014 at 1:38 PM

In one life or another..they will pay for this crime against humanity..God dont like ugly...

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ifeelgood1234 davidmapp7 August 21 2014 at 3:53 PM

There is only one life

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jvt1984 davidmapp7 August 21 2014 at 4:27 PM

ifeelgood1234 - "If in this life only we have hoped, we are of all men most to be pitied."

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Judi Klein August 21 2014 at 7:59 PM

names sound like Moslem members

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Beverly Doyle Judi Klein August 22 2014 at 12:35 AM

Just as there is no excuse for what those people have done, there is no excuse for what you have just done. STOP the bigotry. It is every bit as harmful. Shame on you!

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ranger197172 Judi Klein August 22 2014 at 3:38 AM

They are from Malaysia, so yes they are muslim. Just like obama.

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mecnsd August 21 2014 at 4:38 PM

Sadly, many don't think to freeze or put a hold on accounts of people who have died or are missing, as in this case. There will ALWAYS be someone out there to take advantage of grieving people.

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ricks1951f1 August 21 2014 at 1:01 PM

Amazing how sorry some humans are!

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dmart30959 August 21 2014 at 7:26 PM

Shame!! these 2 criminals should be locked up in a jail cell forever!

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