HOUSTON - A Houston couple has been charged with stealing luggage from a baggage claim area at Bush IAH.
Charles Gilbert Jr., 23, and Dwanae Jorden, 21, are charged with felony theft.
Carre Bates called police after her daughter's bag turned up missing when they flew back from Italy. The airline confirmed the bag was on the flight.
"She had packed all of her best and favorite things. There was a pillow in the bag that she had had since she was a baby," Bates said. "Working for United, I refused to accept the bag was just missing and no one knew where it was."
Police used a surveillance camera to identify Gilbert and Jorden.
When they arrested Gilbert and Jorden, police say, they found a flight attendant's bag in their car. It had been stolen that day.
Jorden told investigators they'd been stealing bags from terminals A and C at IAH almost every day since February.
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