- Surveillance footage from Miami International Airport has captured two TSA officers, Josue Gonzalez and Labarrius Williams, allegedly stealing from passengers’ luggage.
- The duo, along with Elizabeth Fuster, were arrested for their alleged involvement in an organized theft scheme. Gonzalez and Fuster admitted to stealing roughly $1,000 daily from travelers.
- While Gonzalez might see his charges dropped upon completion of a deferred prosecution program, Williams is set to face trial for third-degree felony grand theft.
Airport security is designed to ensure the safety of passengers and their belongings. However, disturbing surveillance footage from Miami International Airport paints a different picture.
Two TSA officers have been implicated in a theft scheme, accused of systematically pilfering from travelers’ luggage.
The incriminating footage reveals Josue Gonzalez, 20, and Labarrius Williams, 33, allegedly sifting through passengers’ bags at Checkpoint E. They purportedly worked in tandem to discreetly extract money and other items from wallets and bags while passengers were preoccupied with security screenings.
One particular video segment illustrates Williams covertly searching a bag, with Gonzalez subsequently pocketing an item from it. According to NBC Miami, their pilfered loot included a significant $600 from just one passenger’s wallet.
The pair, alongside another colleague, Elizabeth Fuster, 22, were apprehended in July, charged with involvement in a systematic theft plot. Gonzalez and Fuster confessed to multiple thefts, acknowledging that they had, on average, stolen about $1,000 daily.
Despite her initial involvement, charges against Fuster were later dismissed.
Gonzalez, having entered a deferred prosecution program, may see his charges dropped upon successful completion. He has been mandated to compensate the identified victims with $700 and fulfill 25 hours of community service.
Williams, however, will be facing trial, having pleaded not guilty to the third-degree felony grand theft charges against him.
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