Updated: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:12:52 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider : Malaysia

MH17 victim’;s credit cards used after crash, says report

The wife of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victim was stunned when she saw that her husband's credit cards were being used after the  plane crashed in Ukraine last week, the Daily Mail reported. Cameron Dalziel's wife Reine has since cancelled her husband's credit cards upon noticing activity in his account, her brother told CNN. Cameron...

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The wife of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victim was stunned when she saw that her husband's credit cards were being used after the plane crashed in Ukraine last week, the Daily Mail reported.

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Cameron Dalziel's wife Reine has since cancelled her husband's credit cards upon noticing activity in his account, her brother told CNN.

Cameron was a South African travelling on a British passport, who had moved with his wife and two children to Malaysia recently.

The report said that the "heartless" rebels, who allegedly shot the plane down, had been using victims' credit cards, answering their phones and looting their belongings, including jewellery, from the crash site.

Reine's brother, Shane Hattingh, told CNN that, "People are abusing it in the Ukraine. They have no respect for each other, look what they're doing. It's no surprise that they were treating the remains of people like that. It made me angry beyond words".

This only added weight to reports that the pro-Russian rebels have looted the MH17 crash site to sabotage the investigation into the disaster and to cash in on it, the Daily Mail reported.

It was previously reported that relatives of victims of the crash had called their mobile phones only to have them picked up by people with "eastern European-sounding voices".

They then proceeded to instruct the mobile phone companies to shut down the accounts.

The report said that a picture of a rebel taking a ring from a body at the disaster site has also surfaced.

"After terrorists looters stole all the cash, jewellery, mobile phones and credit cards of passengers of ill-fated Boeing – they took up their favourite deal – gathering of scrap metal. Aluminium from which the plane is made is expensive," Ukrainian government adviser Anton Gerashchenko was quoted as saying.

Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko, was also reported as saying previously that there were no limits to the "cynicism of these gangsters".

"According to our information, apart from picking up valuable personal belongings of the passengers, terrorists are using credit cards of the victims," he said.

UK intelligence officials claim there was new evidence which showed that the separatists had planned to sabotage the probe into the crash by contaminating the area with parts from other planes, the report said.

The rebels, they were reported as saying by Sky News, had discussed removing bodies from the crash site and sending the black box data recorders to Moscow.

The Daily Mail also reported that rebel commander Igor Strelkov had issued a decree, ordering the jewellery, watches and other valuables taken from the victims of the crash to be handed in to fund their insurgency.

However, the decree could not be verified, it was reported. But the order said that the loot must be brought in to the headquarters of the Donetsk People's Republic army for its "Defence Fund" by 8pm yesterday.

The Boeing 777 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down in eastern Ukraine last Thursday, killing all 298 people on board.

Those responsible for downing the aircraft have yet to be identified, with Russian and Ukrainian authorities blaming each other and pro-Russian separatists for the disaster.

The MH17 crash comes just four months after MH370, along with its 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8. Its whereabouts remain unknown.

The tragedies have led to the loss of 537 lives, the highest death toll suffered by any airline over such a short time span. – July 24, 2014.

Jul 25, 2014 8:35AM
We need to quit the United nations, give them 90 days to vacate, and offer our services as a guardian and protector of the EU nations.  they foot the bill!!
Jul 25, 2014 8:16AM
How about the US finally give the Ukraine people the weapons to fight back now? Most of us that pay attention to the world and history knew they were bad news from the get go. Can we NOW help the ukrainian people regain their country from these people?
Jul 25, 2014 8:34AM
Putin, you should be proud of your henchmen. They would make good KGB agents. They are as ruthless and inhumane as you.
Jul 25, 2014 8:46AM
That is some fine scum you have Russia, I am sure Putin is proud of those guys acting just like he would in that situation.
Jul 25, 2014 11:15AM
If the plane had gone down in Detroit the animals there would have done the same thing.
Jul 25, 2014 10:58AM
Russians have been about 1000 years behind the morality-index. The most amoral bunch of human rubbish in Europe.
Jul 25, 2014 9:44AM
Jul 25, 2014 8:57AM
In a godless society, what difference does it make.  They may have been out for a walk when the plane came down.  They just took the credit cards.  When people live on someone else always paying they saw nothing wrong with using the cards.
Jul 25, 2014 9:35AM
Jul 25, 2014 4:50PM
Wow, these so called rebels are low, real low. It's time to quit calling them rebels.
They are criminals plain and simple.

Jul 25, 2014 6:11PM
Savages and barbarians....the Soviet moral hangover continues. Who does that? First the disregard and disrespect for the bodies of the survivors and their kin, then the looting. Yeah...I want to live in a socialist state..right.
Jul 25, 2014 5:18PM
By not providing support for a free Ukraine aren't we saying we don't support a free vote and the majority (70%) of Ukrainians have chosen a United Ukraine as opposed to capitulation to an anexation by Russia. I know some Ukrainians in Australia. They want Russia off their backs. Russia just can't swallow the hard pill Reagan fed them to end the cold war. Russian government and many of it spoon fed society are just vultures. Shooting down innocent families then stealing their belongings and using the dead's credit cards! Sounds like a vulture to me!!!!!! 
Jul 25, 2014 11:43PM
It is situations like this that the UN was founded.  The cowards at the UN can no longer be trusted; they care only for their very, very fat paycheck and their 3 hour a week jobs.  Time for them to go.

Free countries should quit the UN, the headquarters should be moved, at non-free country expense, to Diego Garcia Island.  Of course, they'd have to fly in hookers and dope dealers, but I'm sure the Russians could take care of that.

What dirty, filthy, stinking cowards they are.

Jul 26, 2014 3:35AM
The bottom line is that the massacre of these innocent passengers, and the entire situation in the Ukraine is the fault of Obama. His pathetic weakness and incompetence is what gives Putin the go-ahead to do as he pleases, knowing he will suffer no consequences. Can anyone honestly imagine Putin carrying out his proxy invasion of the Ukraine if Reagan were president. The world is a dangerous place, and with a coward in the White House, the U.S. has forsaken its traditional role as international policeman, allowing criminals like Putin to terrorize us all.
Jul 25, 2014 10:51PM
It would seem more like journalism and less like the name calling propaganda that it is if they had given just one example of the so-called fraudulent charges. Just one.  you know, like stuff bought on Amazon, eBay, whatever, and shipped to a Ukrainian address.  I'm sure the credit card statement at least gave the name of the vendor. Like another poster said, it could just be legit charges that were posted late.  If you have the statement it should be easy enough to check.   But no, instead we just get a bunch of unsubstantiated talk about what "reportedly" happened and what heartless brutes the rebels are.  It is disheartening to see how many of you actually formed an opinion based on this drivel. 
Jul 26, 2014 6:47AM
Forget the politics of this event and the war settings that are in ****n a human level, this is just depraved.
Jul 26, 2014 6:00AM
Jul 25, 2014 7:18PM
Makes you wonder if this was their motive: Shoot down a commercial airliner, take possessions, use credit cards and cash to fund pro-Russian separatist activities. If it was, this won't be the last time it happens.
Jul 25, 2014 1:48PM
This is completely contrary to a legitimate story carried by Reuters that stated that valuables had been carefully gathered and turned over to authorities.

I lost my phone once and called it and someone answered who arranged its return to me, guess that makes her a thief too right?
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