Las Vegas Judge Sets Bail for Ex-energy Dept. Official Accused of Stealing Luggage
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 14, 2022 9:16 pm
LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas judge set bond at $15,000 on Wednesday for a former Department of Energy worker accused of stealing bags from Harry Reid International.
Samuel Brinton, 35, was processed at the Clark County Detention Center Wednesday morning on a warrant stemming from a suitcase theft at Harry Reid International earlier this year, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The incident happened on July 6, according to authorities. According to LVMPD, a passenger reported a bag stolen from the baggage claim.
According to Las Vegas police, Brinton was identified as a suspect in the case throughout the investigation.
According to authorities, Brinton is facing grand larceny charges (theft valued between $1,200 and $5,000).
Brinton worked for the Department of Energy as a deputy assistant secretary. However, a DOE official told Fox News this week that Brinton was no longer employed by the department.
Brinton is also suspected of taking bags on September 16 at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
Credits: Fox 5 Vegas
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