AIRPORT:— At least 16 employees of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) were caught on camera stealing merchandise from the Penha store located in the Airport Terminal Building. SMN News understands that this incident occurred mid-October 2017.
SMN News learned that the employees even confessed to the management of PJIAE when confronted with the allegations when the store owner filed a complaint with the management of PJIAE. According to sources, the employees claimed that an employee of Penha gave them the permission to cart off the merchandise but that employee denounces the claims made by PJIAE employees.
SMN News learned that seven of the 16 employees that were accused of the theft returned the merchandise mostly perfumes but the other nine chose to keep the stolen items.
PJIAE management took measures against the employees, those that returned the stolen items were given a stern warning letter but were kept in service while the nine employees that chose to keep the stolen items were dismissed.
SMN News contacted the CEO of PJIAE Michel Hyman who said that an incident did occur at PJIAE that involved employees, however, Hyman said that since the police and the prosecutor’s office are involved in the case he is unable to divulge any information to the media.
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/28105-nine-pjiae-employees-dismissed-for-alleged-theft-from-penha-store.html