Nadira Mallik, a 61-year-old woman from Bangladesh, was arrested at JFK airport after it was discovered she had stolen $5,600 in cash from a fellow traveler.
According to news outlets Mallik was traveling from Kennedy Airport in route to Dubai on Sunday. She was arrested after she took the money at a TSA screening checkpoint.
Port Authority police said, the woman was tracked through surveillance video taken at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Terminal 4, after her victim notice the money was missing from a security bin.
She was arrested in her seat aboard Air Emirates Flight as it waited to make its scheduled departure.
In contrast, Nadira Mallik happens to work in the NGO field, who once wrote:
…our journey to get a poverty-free, well-democratized, secured, peacefull world, where the rights of every citizen are respected…
Accoridng to her LinkedIn, Nadira Mallika is an Asia representative of the Leger Foundation. Her summary says she has over 30 years of post degree professional experience in different senior management positions with National & International NGOs.
The NGO rep, turned airport thief writes on her professional profile
Hope i would add extra momentum in our journey to bring remarkable positive changes in the society which has been trapped in multi-faced tribulations.
Lets work jointly for the wellbeing of the people.
She has served in a number of senior management positions with national and international development organizations ranging from Bangladesh Association for Voluntary Sterilization and Terre-Des-Hommes, Netherlands, South Asia Partnership (SAP)-Bangladesh to Leger foundation,Canada.
She has a master in political science from Dhaka University.
But over the weekend, the Bangladeshi national, forgot all about doing good to humanity and shamelessly took the money from a 60-year-old man from China. Mallik then transferred the cash inside a cheerios box in her carry-on bag.
She was asked to give the money back and was ultimately charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.