Ex-Calif baggage handler gets jail time for thefts

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A former baggage handler has been convicted of stealing passenger luggage at San Francisco International Airport.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1bRupZN) 45-year-old George Reyes pleaded no contest to one count of embezzlement and was sentenced to six months in jail. He’s expected to begin serving his sentence immediately.

Prosecutors say Reyes, who worked for United Airlines, was found with iPads and purses when he was arrested in May. The items had been fitted with GPS trackers as part of a police sting after complaints to the airline from passengers.

United Airlines started its investigation earlier this year after receiving some 50 complaints from passengers who said items went missing from their luggage. Investigators say they found additional stolen items at Reyes’ home.

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