13 SEPTEMBER 2019: USA

Reports emerged that Gennady Podolsky, 43, was charged for fraudulently conning Delta Airlines of 42 million SkyBonus points which is worth $1.74m. Podolsky, who was the managing partner of travel agency, Vega Travels, registered a SkyBonus account in a fertility centres name. The fertility centre was owned by a family member of the president of Vega Travels. Any flights booked by the agency was connected to the fertility centre’s account which was used personally by Podolsky.