A prominent Mississippi businessman is facing charges after stealing luggage from a Memphis airport.

Dinesh Chawla is charged with felony theft of property.

According to arrest records, Chawla' was seen taking a suitcase off the baggage claim belt Sunday.  Police said, he put the bag into his vehicle, and returned back into the airport and caught a flight out.

Police said, while Chawla was away, they towed his vehicle and found several stolen bags containing thousands of dollars worth of items.

Chawla was arrested when he returned to Memphis on Thursday.

Police said, he confessed to stealing the bags.

Chawla is the CEO of Chawla hotels which owns 17 hotels in Mississippi.

He was profiled, last year, by the New York Times after partnering with 'The Trump Family.

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