Non-binary Biden Administration nuclear official Stolen property a woman’s suitcase Minneapolis Airport allegedly The clothes were taken out and then used The bag for a month — despite insisting it was picked up by accident.

Sam Brinton — one of the federal government’s first gender non-binary officials — allegedly Vera Bradley was snatched at $2,325 suitcase Court documents state that the baggage claim at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport was made on September 16, 2016.

When BrintonThe police almost confronted the person who used the they/them pronouns a month later, they initially denied stealing the bag — insisting their clothes were inside the suitcase At the time.

But BrintonThe deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, quickly backtracked and claimed they had taken the piece of luggage by mistake.

Brinton told police they first realized the bag wasn’t theirs when they opened it at the hotel, according to the court filing.

Sam Brinton — one of the federal government’s first gender non-binary officials — was charged with felony theft of a Moveable property without consent to the alleged stolen suitcase.
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Sam Brinton with Admiral Rachel Levine
Brinton, pictured with transgender admiral Rachel Levine allegedly Vera Bradley, $2,325 suitcase Taken from the baggage claim at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, September 16.
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They became nervous about it being stolen and empty the container. suitcase and dumped the woman’s clothes in the drawers of the hotel room, the court documents say.

Brinton allegedly Reduce the suffering to exhaustion.

Police were alerted first to the incident stolen bag, they looked at surveillance footage that showed Brinton allegedly Take the luggage off the carousel, and then remove the ID tag identifying its owner.

Brinton Later, the same was used to capture him on surveillance. suitcase According to authorities, at least two trips were made to Washington, DC on Sept. 18 or Oct. 9.

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Brinton Initial denies stealing the bag, but they later admitted that they did so by mistake.
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Police made contact with the first police officer. Brinton Oct. 9, 2006: More information about the alleged stolen suitcase.

“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual,” Brinton Initialy, the cop was informed. “That was my clothes when I opened the bag.”

Brinton Two hours later, the officer called me back and I confessed that I wasn’t being “completely honest.”

The Biden official Was charged with felony theft a Without consent, moveable property

In the wake the allegations, the officers placed them on leave. official wurde earlier this year named their interim replacement month, according to the Exchange Monitor, which tracks government officials’ moves.

If convicted Brinton You could spend up to five years in prison or more a $10,000 fine.