updated 2/4/2010 5:57:32 PM ET 2010-02-04T22:57:32

Police in the Bahamas have detained an airport security officer suspected of stealing $2,000 from a Haitian who was flying to his native country.

Constable Roger Higgs says the security screener has not been charged. Police also are interviewing other airport workers.

Higgs said Wednesday that the incident occurred Jan. 18, nearly a week after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and killed at least 150,000 people.

The unidentified security officer was detained Tuesday at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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