Sam Brinton has been charged with a felony after allegedly stealing luggage at the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport.
Brinton, who was appointed by Joe Biden to serve at the U.S. Department of Energy, is also known as a transgender activist and openly genderfluid, non-binary drag queen.
A female reported that her bag was missing when she went to retrieve it at baggage claim.
After reviewing surveillance video, law enforcement says Brinton stole the bag and even removed the luggage tag.
Two days later, surveillance video again caught Brinton returning to the airport with the bag, which is worth over $2,000.
Brinton currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition at the Energy Department.
Brinton has also worked to raise awareness of sexual intolerance and transphobia.
“It’s official. As of June 19th, I now serve my nation as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy,” Brinton tweeted.
“As one of if not the very first openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership, I was welcomed with open arms into the Department of Energy all the way up to the Secretary whom I shared the stage with in a Pride month celebration panel just today,” Brinton said.