Miracle then discovered that the girls' tickets were paid for with a fraudulent credit card.
Denise Miracle, who works for American Airlines, said she became suspicious when two girls, ages 17 and 15, approached the ticket counter at Sacramento International Airport.
'Between the two of them, they had a bunch of small bags.
Rather than turning the girls away, Miracle alerted Sanderson, who later found them near the terminal. I told a supervisor go to call the sheriff that it just doesn't feel right. They had thought the girls were staying at the other's home and were shocked.
Drey had offered to fly the girls to NY for the weekend and pay them $2,000 to model and be in music videos.
A deputy and airlines agent at Sacramento International Airport are being praised for potentially saving two girls from sex trafficking, according to KTXL.
Miracle noticed the ticket from Sacramento to NY was purchased online, and the credit card used was in a different name. A sum of $2000 was promised as compensation. The girls were reunited with their parents, KTRK reported.
Deputy Todd Sanderson says the ticket had no return, but the teens didn't know that.
"When I told them that they didn't have a flight home, that's when it kind of sunk in that maybe I was actually telling the truth", Sanderson said.
When people think of trafficking, they often think of malls and public places - but oftentimes, sex trafficking begins with predators on social media, convincing young girls to meet in person.
"She probably really was their miracle that day whether they want to believe it or not".
"They were somewhat flippant saying that no, that can't be true and I said, 'No, the airline says you have a one-way ticket, ' and I said 'It's my belief you're going back there not to do the things you think you're going to do.' And they said 'I wouldn't let anything happen that I didn't want to.' And I said, 'Well, probably you wouldn't have a choice in the matter'". "Without her, I wouldn't have been called and we wouldn't have intervened with these girls". Meanwhile, Miracle called the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Airport Bureau, whose deputies later reported the girls had called a man named "Drey", whom they had previously met on Instagram.