Cartier bracelets and other jewellery are among designer goods worth $50,000 allegedly pinched by an employee from a Sydney International Airport store.
A 39-year-old Kingsgrove woman has been charged over the missing merchandise and is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday.
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An investigation was carried out by the AFP, which is responsible for policing Sydney Airport, following a recent complaint from the luxury store.
Officers raided the woman’s home on January 11 and seized four bracelets, three pens, two lighters, two bracelet keys, a pair of earrings, a wallet, a candle and a men’s pendant, the AFP said.
Investigators also seized a Sydney Airport visitor pass, an Australian passport and electronic devices.
An airport store employee has been charged with stealing Cartier designer goods worth $50,000. Credit: AAPThe luxury store in Sydney Airport reported the missing items to NSW police. Credit: AFP
The woman was charged with larceny by clerks or servants, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.
Detective Superintendent Morgen Blunden said the AFP is committed to the safety and security of all major Australian airports, irrespective of the crime.
“This woman allegedly abused her position within the airport terminal for personal gain,” he said.
“The AFP has a positive working relationship with airport businesses to prevent, detect and respond to this type of activity.”