• FBI: No criminal charges 'at this time' for woman who boarded flight without a ticket

    By: Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI said Friday that it will not be pursuing criminal charges "at this time" against the woman who boarded a plane at Orlando International Airport without a ticket earlier this month.

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    The agency confirmed earlier this week that they had located the woman, but did not say how long they'd been looking for her or where she was found.

    The FBI said in a statement to WFTV that "after considering the evidence and other factors, including the availability of civil and administrative remedies, we will not be pursuing criminal charges at this time."

    Passengers said the woman, who identified herself as Sylvia Rictor, refused to leave the plane after flight attendants realized she didn't have a boarding pass for the Delta flight.

    According to a passenger, the pilot called police, who then removed Rictor from the plane.

    Transportation Security Administration officials told WFTV that Rictor was screened but did not provide any additional information.

    TSA has confirmed they that it has video showing the woman allegedly sneaking past an officer checking boarding passes before being screened.

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