Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file
The wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport on July 6.
A United Airlines employee and his wife are accused of stealing luggage of passengers diverted by this month's Asiana crash at the San Francisco International Airport.
Prosecutors in San Mateo County said Sean Sharif Crudup, 44, his wife Raychas Elizabeth Thomas, 32, were charged with grand theft and burglary.
Karen Guidotti, San Mateo County’s chief deputy district attorney, said the couple stole luggage of passengers who were supposed to fly into SFO but were diverted because of the Asiana Airlines crash, prosecutors said Monday.
The couple's luggage arrived before they did.
Guidotti said there is surveillance video that shows Crudup handing the stolen bags to his wife.
Inside the bags were items from Nordstrom, which investigators say Thomas returned for some $5,000. More property from the victims was found at their home, prosecutors said.
The victims who lost their luggage were a Richmond couple.
Crudup pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of grand theft and burglary and was being held at San Mateo County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. Thomas posted $50,000 bail.
First published July 29 2013, 2:06 PM