Airport security worker caught stealing

2012-12-11 12:22
A US airport security worker has been caught red-handed with stolen iPads after a sting operation planted the devices in luggage, TravelMole reports.

The TSA baggage screener was being probed by a sting operation conducted by the TSA and the Port Authority Police Department, reports TV news channel ABC.

Two iPads with tracking capabilities had been planted in luggage and the worker was arrested as he was caught leaving the airport with the equipment and and other stolen electronics.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman David Castelveter said in a statement to ABC News: "TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and has zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace."

According to Wanderlust figures show that 381 TSA officers have been terminated for theft between 2003 and 2012.

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