A Delta Airlines worker was Thursday arrested in connection with missing $300,000 in cash that apparently vanished from John F. Kennedy Airport as it was being transferred onto one of the airline’s flights en route to Florida, NBC News reported.
According to The Post, the agent identified as Quincy Thorpe, was arrested at his Brooklyn home by the FBI on Thursday for allegedly stealing the bag containing the cash during his shift Tuesday.
The $300,000 was reported brought to John F. Kennedy Airport through an armored car and was set to be flown to Miami aboard a morning Delta flight.
According to the report, the bag containing the cash was not loaded onto the flight with other baggage, but at some point was swiped off the plane before takeoff.
Thorpe – the Delta Airline employee raised suspicions after he called out sick sometime after the heist, sources said.
An FBI spokesman confirmed the bust, saying: “We arrested a subject at his residence earlier this morning in Brooklyn.”
“Charges are pending, and he should make an appearance at federal court in Brooklyn this afternoon,” the spokesman said.
Airline ramp operators are responsible for loading, unloading and transporting baggage and cargo to and from an aircraft.
“The alleged actions of this employee are unacceptable and in no way reflect the professionalism and values we expect from Delta team members,” a Delta spokesman said in a statement.
“We are taking this situation very seriously and working directly with authorities on their investigation as well as conducting an internal investigation of our own.”
He was expected to appear in Brooklyn federal court later Thursday.
The missing bag of money, which included both U.S. and foreign currency, has not been recovered at the time of this post.