(The AEGIS Alliance) – NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – Two employees at an airport in New Orleans have been arrested after they allegedly stole property from travelers’ checked luggage.
20-year-old Karl Brown Jr. and a woman who hasn’t been identified that were employees at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport have been accused of some crimes after authorities found out about their scheme, Nola.com reports.
“They stole cash, guns, electronics and other property from the baggage,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jason Rivarde stated.
The department did not release details about how Brown and the woman became suspects. They said the pair are accused of stealing from baggage between December 2019 and May 2020. Brown’s apartment was searched and authorities found multiple items that travelers had reported missing, including purses, high-end jewelry, a handgun, a knife, electronics, and clothing.
Brown and the woman were not employed by the airport, the TSA, or an airline as luggage handlers. The two were employed by a company that had been contracted to make repairs to the baggage handling system.
Brown is facing charges that include three counts of possessing stolen property, two counts of theft, and just simple possession of marijuana. The woman was arrested in another jurisdiction and faces similar charges when she returns to Jefferson Parish, according to the sheriff’s office.
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