TSA Agent Angel Velazquez Accused Of Stealing $8,500 From Checked Luggage

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The TSA is trying to fire an agent in Chicago after police say he stole $8,500 from a woman’s checked luggage.

Angel Velazquez, 56, is facing felony theft charges after he was arrested Tuesday, ABC Chicago reports.

Prosecutors said the 11-year veteran of the agency was caught on surveillance video going through the suitcase of a 48-year-old passenger flying out of Chicago’s O’Hare International last November, according to DNAinfo.

Police say the woman put the cash in her suitcase and checked the bag for a flight on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines only to arrive to her destination and find the money missing, DNAinfo reports. Velazquez allegedly hit the cash in a garbage can before returning to collect it and put it in his backpack.

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