The story is emerging of a lady who allegedly claimed to be the relative of a Germanwings crash victim in order to score free tickets to the South of France. Via The Local:
The Halterner Zeitung, a local paper from the town which lost 16 school pupils in the March 24th Germanwings crash, reported that the woman claimed to be the cousin of one of the two teachers on the plane. The teachers and students were on their way back from an exchange programme in Barcelona.
The woman brought three people with her on two trips to the south of France at Lufthansa’s expense, as well as visiting the crash site and memorial and accepting psychological counselling.
Lufthansa has now filed charges against the woman, who is from Beverungen in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, after the father of the teacher informed the newspaper of the con.
I’m not sure whether that’s more disgusting or just plain bizarre. Who would want to fake their way to a “free trip” to an airplane crash site? Maybe her accepting counseling isn’t actually that bad of an idea?