• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

American Airlines cleaner accused of stealing 171 items from passengers

By Abdul Nisar

Melbourne, Aug 20 (ANI): An American Airlines employee, who allegedly stole 171 items from passengers and his employer, is now facing theft charges after the items were found in his Texas home.

Henry Ibarra, 59, a member of the American Airlines cleaning crew, targeted empty planes at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to steal valuables left on board, authorities revealed.

A police investigation into a stolen cell phone led them to Ibarras home in Fort Worth, Tex., where they found the stolen items, including cameras, iPods, headphones, Kindle readers, DVD players and cell phones.

Ibarra, who worked at American Airlines for 41 years, allegedly took the items off planes and out of luggage.

Police also said they recovered property stolen from the airline but would not elaborate on what was taken.

"We worked closely with local police on this matter, which ultimately led to the arrest of our employee," News.com.au quoted American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely as saying.

"While the overwhelming majority of our employees are honest and hard-working, we have absolutely no tolerance for any dishonest behaviour and will take appropriate action as necessary," she added. (ANI)

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more