The Northern Airport Authority has fined a janitor for stealing a phone from a passenger at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport last month.
Dao Thi Nghia, who was hired by private contractor Hoan My Company, has been fined VND7.5 million (US$334) for her violation.
The case happened late September when airport security guards found a Samsung phone in Nghia's plastic bag.
She claimed that it was a gift from her sister, but was unable to unlock the phone herself.
Nghia later confessed she had taken the phone dropped behind by a passenger at the terminal for international flights.
Noi Bai Airport has reported about similar cases even after it stepped up surveillance measures against its staff, including declaration of valuable property like tablets and phones.
On July 25, passenger Nguyen Van Duc reported to security officers at the airport that he lost two necklaces while waiting to board his flight.
The officers later found the necklaces in the locker of Nguyen Thi Tuyen, a janitor also hired by Hoan My Company at the airport.
The necklaces were later returned to the passenger.