Pythias Brown is scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark on Wednesday.
Authorities said the 48-year-old Maplewood resident told them he began stealing the items last year.
Brown allegedly tried to sell a stolen CNN camera on eBay.
Investigators placed the winning bid and traced the camera back to Brown.
A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration said Brown worked behind the ticket counter where checked bags are screened.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Brown has not yet retained a lawyer.