MIAMI – A man was arrested after he reportedly stole over $10,000 in cash from fellow travelers on an American Airlines flight from Argentina to Miami.
Diego Radio, 29, was charged with theft of more than $1,000 in personal property within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
According to the criminal case, Radio stole $10,022 and a few pesos from one passenger. The theft was discovered when a flight attendant noticed Radio acting suspicious towards a woman and asked her to check her belongings to see if anything was missing.
The passenger sitting behind the woman, who heard what was going on, also checked her belongings and found $710 in cash, a few pesos and two credit cards missing.
When the plane landed, border guards searched the 29-year-old Radio and examined his belongings. According to the criminal case, they found $10,732 in free currency, which matched the amount of money missing from the two passengers.
It is also reported that two credit cards belonging to one of the passengers were found in his jacket pocket.
During interrogation, he confessed to stealing money along with credit cards and was taken into custody.