Thursday, September 27, 2012

ABC Stings TSA - Catches Agent Stealing iPad

Ah yes. The TSA keeping us safe from terrorists by stealing from passengers.

This time they got caught red-handed in a sting by ABC news.
In the latest apparent case of what have been hundreds of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it.

Confronted two weeks later by ABC News, the TSA officer, Andy Ramirez, at first denied having the missing iPad, but ultimately turned it over after blaming his wife for taking it from the airport.

The iPad was one of ten purposely left behind at TSA checkpoints at major airports with a history of theft by government screeners, as part of an ABC News investigation into the TSA's ongoing problem with theft from passengers.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

  1. The Quadfather9/27/2012 9:06 PM

    There ought to be more than just firings. These people have complete control of you while you're at the airport.You have no way to fight back. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.