A 40-year-old Delta Airlines employee is accused of stealing $300,000 from a cash shipment at Kennedy Airport.
RECOMMENDED: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger gets stuck in bathroom
Law enforcement officials say the unidentified man was arrested on Thursday morning at his home in Queens.
NATIONAL NEWS | The latest headlines from across the country
The money was part of a cash shipment that was supposed to be loaded onto a Delta flight bound for Florida. An investigation began when officials found the money missing.
At this time, it has not been recovered.
RECOMMENDED: Airline introduces baby seat map to allow passengers to avoid infants
Delta released this statement about the alleged theft.
The alleged actions of this employee are unacceptable and in no way reflect the professionalism and values we expect from Delta team members. We are taking this situation very seriously and working directly with authorities on their investigation as well as conducting an internal investigation of our own.