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JFK Airport Baggage Handlers Accused Of Stealing Pricey Handbags

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Two baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy International Airport were arrested and charged this week, on allegations that they stole pricey handbags from a traveler's luggage, and put them up for sale on eBay.

Elepcia Barrientos and Lenny Hernandez were charged Thursday with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Port Authority Police said the Jamaica, Queens residents swiped the Chanel and Hermes bags in June from luggage that a woman arriving from London had reported missing.

Police say the pair delivered the luggage to the woman the next day, but got away with two handbags worth a combined value of $40,000.

Police say they closed in on the Barrientos, 39, and Hernandez, 42, after detectives found the handbags listed on the eBay auction website.

Detectives recovered the bags.

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