Video evidence released by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office appears to show two TSA agents taking money from the passengers on June 29.
Josue Gonzalez, 20; Elizabeth Fuster, 22; and Labarrius Williams, 33, were arrested in July and initially charged with organized scheme to defraud, according to Miami-Dade county jail records. They were booked into Turner Guilford Knight Detention Center.
The arrest affidavits state that Miami International Airport authorities began investigating several reports of theft at Security Checkpoint E, where the officers were stationed.
Arrest records stated that Gonzalez, Fuster and Williams were captured on surveillance footage working together to steal from passengers who sent their luggage through TSA security checks, NBC Miami reported.
Prosecutors alleged that the TSA officers attempted to distract passengers as they were screened while the others would rifle through passengers’ belongings looking for money.
In one instance, the three culprits managed to steal $600 from a single passenger’s wallet.