Phoenix luggage thief gets 10 years in prison

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Posted: Oct 12, 2010 5:39 PM
Phoenix luggage thief gets 10 years in prison

A man who admitted stealing up to 1,000 pieces of luggage from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix has been sentenced to 10 1/2 years in state prison.

Keith King pleaded guilty in September to two counts of burglary and one count each of theft, drug possession and trafficking stolen property. He was also ordered on Tuesday to pay nearly $84,000 in restitution.

He and his wife were arrested last November after a Phoenix police officer said he saw 61-year-old Keith King walk into the airport and leave with luggage.

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The couple's home was found packed to the rafters with stolen bags.

Stacy King was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for her role.