An alleged accomplice was charged Monday in the theft of more than $258,000 in cash that was supposed to have been loaded onto a Miami-bound flight from JFK Airport. Emanuel Asuquo Okon, 32, of Queens, was accused of serving as the driver who picked up the loot and hauled it away after a Delta Air Lines worker allegedly swiped it on the airport’s tarmac last week. Surveillance video shows Okon driving a blue Nissan Sentra into a parking lot behind Building 21 and pulling up behind a Delta van that held the bag of stolen money around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, court papers say. Okon drove off two minutes later, and a transfer manifest belonging to the armored-car company that carried the cash to the airport and a Delta waybill that said “Piece 8 of 8” were found in the Sentra on Sunday, according to a criminal complaint. There was no mention of whether the stolen money had been found when Okon was hauled before a judge in Brooklyn federal court on Monday afternoon. The banknotes — a mix of US and foreign currency — were part of a massive load of cash that came from a cruise ship, law-enforcement sources… Read full this story
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