A Delta Airlines ramp agent was busted Thursday for allegedly pulling off a $300,000 heist at JFK Airport, law enforcement sources said. The agent, identified by sources as Quincy Thorpe, was arrested at his Brooklyn home by the FBI for allegedly stealing the bag containing the cash during his shift Tuesday, sources said. The $300,000 was brought to the Queens airport via an armored car and was set to be flown to Miami aboard a morning Delta flight, sources said. The dough had been loaded onto the flight with other baggage, but at some point was swiped off the plane before takeoff, according to sources. Thorpe raised suspicions after he called out sick sometime after the heist, sources said. The pilfered cash remains missing, according to sources. 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… Read full this story
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