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Malaysia: Couple stole 35K from MH 370 passengers

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A Malaysian couple has been charged with theft of $35,000 from MH370 passengers. (Source: CNN) A Malaysian couple has been charged with theft of $35,000 from MH370 passengers. (Source: CNN)

KUALA LUMPUR,MALAYSIAA (CNN) - Malaysian authorities are accusing two people of stealing about $35,000 from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing flight 370.

An HSBC Bank officer faces 12 charges for transferring money between the passengers' accounts.

Her husband, a mechanic, is accused of using a debit and other cards belonging to one of the passengers to withdraw money from an ATM.

Investigators also say funds were transferred to a fifth account belonging to a Pakistani man who is still being sought by police.

Officers detained the husband and wife last Thursday after being alerted to the suspected fraud by HSBC Bank officials in Malaysia.

Both defendants have pleaded not guilty. They've been released on bail and ordered to surrender their passports.

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