4 Philly Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Theft

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Friday, Nov 5, 2010  |  Updated 1:45 PM EDT
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4 Philly Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Theft

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SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 21: An American Airlines employee scans baggage May 21, 2008 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California. American Airlines announced today that it plans to charge $15 for the first checked bag on all flights beginning in mid-June in an effort to recoup money lost due to the rising fuel costs. The airline also announced it will cut some flights and staff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Police say that four baggage handlers at Philadelphia International Airport are have been arrested after a video sting caught them rummaging through passengers' luggage and making off with items like jewelry and watches.

KYW reported that complaints began arising in August to American Airlines about bags being trifled with or examined before the bags were put on the carousels where passengers pick them up.

Police said Friday that cameras caught the four workers going through the luggage, taking items that were small enough to be hidden under their clothing. Packages, KYW reported, were opened and resealed.
 

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