In my opinion this is certainly more likely an attempt to commit fraud at the expense of the missing passengers…but it’s fueled the flame of conspiracy theorists. From the AFP / Emirates 24/7:
Malaysian police have arrested a bank officer and her husband over allegations they stole more than $30,000 from the accounts of four passengers aboard missing flight MH370, an official said Friday. The couple have been held in police custody since Thursday on suspicion of withdrawing 110,643 ringgit ($34,850) from the accounts of two Malaysian and two Chinese MH370 victims, said Zainuddin Ahmad, a district police chief in Kuala Lumpur. Police are also looking for another suspect, a Pakistani man, who is believed to have received part of the money in his account through an online transfer, he added. “We believe he is still in the country. But as to the full particulars of the case — it’s all still under investigation,” Zainuddin told AFP. Zainuddin declined to name the bank, where the woman in custody reportedly worked at for the last 10 years. The Star daily reported that the four bank accounts were with HSBC and quoted HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd saying in a statement that the matter was referred by the bank to the police, declining further comment. HSBC officials could not immediately be reached.
Current theories include: MH370/MH17 being the same plane, a hijacking mission gone wrong, a CIA cover-up, alien abduction, and more. You can read all the craziness here.