updated 11/20/2009 10:56:43 AM ET 2009-11-20T15:56:43

Authorities say an Arizona couple has been indicted in the theft of nearly 1,000 pieces of luggage from baggage claim carousels at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Maricopa County prosecutors say the 45-count indictment announced Thursday charges 61-year-old Keith King and his 38-year-old wife Stacy Legg King with theft, burglary and trafficking in stolen property.

Phoenix police arrested the couple from Waddell on Nov. 2. They say the couple had been taking luggage from the airport for at least a year.

They also say the Kings' house northwest of Phoenix had stolen luggage and personal belongings piled from floor to ceiling. Many bags were stripped of identifying information.

Last week, Sky Harbor began a new policy of conducting random luggage checks and increased video surveillance and patrols in the baggage claim area.

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