American Airlines Employee Stole Thousands in Items Left By Passengers, Police Say
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Police say an American Airlines worker has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of items left behind on the planes that he was employed to clean at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
An airport police report says officers found what they believe are passengers' lost belongings, including a cell phone, cameras and sunglasses, at Henry Ibarra's Fort Worth home.
Police traced the cell phone to Ibarra's home in July after a passenger reported it missing.
Airport spokesman David Magana says the items are worth about $7,500.
Fort Worth-based American says it has suspended the 59-year-old, who has worked for the company for 41 years.
Ibarra declined comment Wednesday.