Woman whose money was stolen at Cleveland Hopkins Airport thankful to police

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CLEVELAND – A woman whose money was stolen from her purse by two Cleveland Hopkins International employees says she is thankful to police for getting the money returned.

“The police were on their A game and worked really fast,” said Zulay Pastrana, of Miami, Florida.

Pastrana said she flew to Cleveland for the weekend and mistakenly left her purse in a booth at the airport last Thursday. When she realized it, she went back and found her purse but the $350 in cash was missing.

“That was my money for the weekend,” she told Fox 8 by phone.

Police reviewed video and saw two custodial employees going through the purse. The employees later admitted to taking the money and returned the cash.

Both employees were fired, said Fred Szabo , airport director.

Pastrana says she doesn’t plan to file charges.

“I am glad I got the money back,” Pastrana said

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