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American Airlines Worker Charged With Stealing from Passengers at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

(CBS/AP)

DALLAS (CBS/AP) American Airlines says it has fired a worker who is charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from planes that he was paid to clean at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

An airport police report says officers found what they believe are passengers ' lost belongings,' including a cell phone, cameras and sunglasses, at Henry Ibarra's Fort Worth home.

Police say they traced the cell phone to his home -- and to him -- in July after a passenger reported it missing.

Airport spokesman David Magana says authorities have so far estimated the value of half the recovered items at $7,500.

Fort Worth-based American said Thursday that the 59-year-old's employment has been terminated.

Ibarra did not return calls Thursday from The Associated Press.