Sam Brenton, deputy assistant chief of the US Department of Energy’s Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Management, was caught stealing a woman’s suitcase at a Las Vegas airport for the second time in a row.
And U.S. media reported on Thursday that a felony warrant had been issued against Brenton, 35, on charges of grand theft, with Vera Bradley’s stolen handbag valued at between $1,200 and $5,000.
Brenton was suspended from his job at the Department of Energy after it was revealed he was charged with theft.
For his part, Brenton initially denied taking the luggage, but later claimed he was mistaken because the bag resembled his own. Surveillance cameras recorded him removing the ID card from the bag after he removed it from the baggage carousel.
Last September, Brenton, one of the federal government’s first non-binary employees, was accused of stealing a passenger’s luggage at a Minneapolis airport.
Source: New York Post.