Women charged with stealing luggage from airport

Women charged with stealing luggage from airport

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MEMPHIS (AP) - Police at Memphis International Airport have arrested two women after surveillance video showed them helping themselves to travelers' luggage on the carousels.

Ashley Burnett was arrested Tuesday night. Melinda Arger was picked up the day before. Both are charged with three counts of theft between $1,000 and $10,000.

The Commercial Appeal cited a police report that said victims identified their bags from watching surveillance video.

The report said Arger took a bag from one carousel in mid-February, put it in a truck with Mississippi license plates and then drove to another carousel where Burnett had taken one.

Both remained in jail Tuesday night in lieu of $75,000.

Police estimate the loss at more than $7,000.

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