Published: Mon, February 19, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Teen Girls Without IDs and Holding First Class Tickets Alarmed Employee

Teen Girls Without IDs and Holding First Class Tickets Alarmed Employee

Traffickers persuaded two teenagers to fly to NY, but their plans went awry thanks to Sacramento International Airport's American Airlines agent, Denice Miracle, reports Fox 40.

Airline worker Denice Miracle became concerned when teens aged 15 and 17 approached the ticket counter on August 31 past year.

Miracle said the teenagers, who were trying to board a flight to NY, had a small number of bags with them, but no form of identification and no adult guardians. "It seemed to me as if they were running away from home", Denice said.

The vigilant employee began to think something was seriously wrong when she noticed that the tickets, both first class, were purchased online with a credit card under a name that did not match what either of the teens had provided.

"It was a first-class ticket; it was very expensive".

Sanderson said the girls told him that a man named Drey on Instagram hired them to do modeling work in some music videos and offered to fly them to NY. "I had a gut feeling that something just wasn't right".

When deputies arrived, the teenagers told them they met a man called "Drey" on Instagram, who invited them to NY for the weekend to earn $2000 for some modeling in music videos.

An American Airlines ticketing agent used her instincts to save two underage girls from getting lured into flying to NY to meet a man who had promised them jobs in modeling and entertainment industry.

Miracle preemptively called the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Airport Bureau. "And they said 'I wouldn't let anything happen that I didn't want to.' And I said, 'Well, probably you wouldn't have a choice in the matter'".

Authorities quickly investigated "Drey" on Instagram, but it was too late.

"When we attempted to look him up on Instagram just a few minutes after contact he erased all of his profiles on social media", Sanderson said. They believe the girls would most certainly have become victims.

"I'm proud of Denice and how she put her training into action to save these children", said Aleka Turner, American Airlines' Sacramento International Airport general manger, in the release.

"She probably really was their miracle that day whether they want to believe it or not", he added.

They had not told their parents about the trip on 31 August a year ago and were shocked when they were told the tickets did not cover a return flight.

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