TSA Agents Are Stealing Your Laptops, iPads

As if the ignominy of shuffling through airport security cold, barefoot and beltless wasn't bad enough, it turns out that the same TSA agents who are charged with monitoring you and your belongings also have the tendency to help themselves to your valuables whenever the opportunity arises. In a damning new expose from ABC News, one such agent (there have been 381 recorded incidents of theft in total) is caught at home with an iPad that was intentionally left at an Orlando airport.

ABC investigator Brian Ross used Find My iPad to track down the man, and when he denied that he was in possession of the device, Ross sent a command to the iPad that caused it to make a beeping noise. Caught red-handed, the TSA agent actually blamed his wife for taking it. He was later fired.

Moral of the story? Don't let the TSA catch you with your pants down— beltless or not.

[via 9to5 Mac

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