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Woman seen on surveillance at Phoenix Sky Harbor stealing luggage is sentenced

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 17:24:51-05

PHOENIX — A woman has been sentenced after stealing a bag from a luggage carousel at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

On April 16, 2017 Karen Lee Camacho, was seen in Terminal Four in a wheelchair, taking luggage off a carousel.

A Southwest Airlines employee approached and attempted to assist her in getting the bag. She first asked Camacho for identification to make sure the bag was hers.

Camacho, who was unable to provide identification, was informed that she could not have the bag. When the employee turned away to help other customers, Camacho reportedly grabbed the bag and rolled away.

Police responded, and the employee pointed out Camacho who was moving around the baggage claim area in her wheelchair.

When police were interviewing Camacho, the owner of the bag with her small children showed up and identified the bag, which had her name on it.

Camacho was sentenced to two year's probation after pleading guilty to possession of burglary tools.