A 38 year old Toms River resident was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday morning after police say he stole $1,000 from a traveler's wallet while going through security screening. 

Steven Testa was charged with theft by unlawful taking according to Port Authority Police at Newark Liberty.

Steven Testa (Port Authority Police Department at Newark Airport)

Police responded to Terminal C at about 7am after a traveler reported $1,000 in cash was missing from his wallet while the wallet was in a screening bin.

Testa is a carpenter who was doing work at the airport and had a gate pass allowing him to move freely around the airport.

$850 was in Testa's boot and the remaining $150 in his pocket.