Paris Hilton Victim Of LA Airport Theft

Posted Friday March 23, 2007 3:30 PM GMT

With celebrity goods fetching unseemly amounts of money, Paris Hilton always has to keep a close eye on her personal items. But what happens when the people that you are supposed to trust are the one's committing the crimes?

This is the case at Los Angeles International Airport, as the city attorney's office is expected to file misdemeanor theft charges against a group of screeners suspected of stealing personal items from celebrities and other travelers.

According to LA Times reports, "City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's office announced Thursday they will file cases against 10 airport employees and one transient. Eight of the accused workers were airport screeners who have been dismissed from their jobs."

"The alleged victims include Paris Hilton and singer Keyshia Cole," said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for the attorney's office. "Pilfered items include cartons of cigarettes, watches and jewelry."

The always busy publicist of Paris Hilton, Elliot Mintz, said his client was not aware of the charges and had no comment.

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