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An American Airlines passenger is accused of stealing 2 credit cards and more than $10,000 in cash from other passengers during a 9-hour flight

Diego Sebastian Radio was also charged with taking more than 14,000 Argentine pesos (about $110) and two credit cards from passengers, the filing said.

At the time of the apparent theft, which took place on Tuesday, the American Airlines flight was over international waters, according to court documents.

The radio was searched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers when the theft arrived in Miami, court documents show. During the search, the missing cash was found loose in his backpack, while the missing credit cards in the name of one of the victims were found in a jacket pocket.

Radio was later arrested, the court document says.

One of the victims said in an affidavit that an American Airlines flight attendant, who observed “suspicious activity”, asked him to check his belongings, where she discovered the items were missing.

Members of the flight crew also told CBP officers that they saw Radio acting suspiciously.

According to the court document, Radio was seen “repeatedly” walking down the aisle of the plane, and was also seen sitting in an unassigned seat near the two victims.

The second victim said he found his wallet unzipped and missing two credit cards as well as $710 and 520 Argentine pesos (about $4).

An American Airlines spokesperson told Insider: “American Airlines Flight 900, with service from Buenos Aires (EZE) to Miami (MIA), was met by law enforcement officers and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon arrival in Miami due to reports of possible theft by a customer on board.

The individual was taken into custody by CBP officers.”