They’re supposed to be checking your bags for any prohibited items, but two TSA agents have been accused of taking some of travelers’ most prized items, too.
The two agents in question – Josue Gonzalez and Labarius Williams – were reportedly caught in the act on camera, with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office releasing surveillance footage of the crimes.
The video clip shows agents monitoring passengers’ luggage at a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport on June 29. Then they decide to open some, and take their findings straight off the conveyor belt.
Gonzalez, Williams and a third agent, Elizabeth Fuster, were arrested on July 6 for alleged theft, although charges against Fuster were dropped.
Arrest records obtained by Scripps News allege that the three were seen in several cases “conspiring together to distract passengers as they were being searched for stealing money from their luggage.”
The arrest affidavit also states that a detective researched reports of thefts from the checkpoint and discovered that a case had recently been filed, prompting officers to review surveillance video. The footage shows Williams and Gonzalez removing at least $600 from a passenger’s wallet during the screening process, the report said.
The suspects were accused of orchestrating a fraud scheme.
Gonzales’ lawyer told CBS News His client agreed to a deferred prosecution program. If he completes the program, his case will be dismissed.
Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts records show Williams has a trial date set for next month.