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Missing iPad tracked to home of TSA agent

An ABC News investigation team tracked an iPad from a security checkpoint to the home of a TSA agent. During the investigation, which sought to determine what was happening to items that were disappearing from airport checkpoints, ten iPads were left at airport security locations, and nine were returned according to agency guidelines. But in one case, Apple’s free iPad tracking software led investigators to the home of TSA officer Andy Ramirez.

In a statement to ABC News, the TSA said it has “a zero-tolerance policy for theft and terminates any employee who is determined to have stolen from a passenger.” The TSA reports that 381 of its officers have been fired for theft between 2003 and 2012.

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I am SOOOO not surprised. TSA agents are a crooked bunch.

Posted by Terrance Mann on September 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM (CDT)


A little quick math in my head puts that at about 40-45 TSA ‘Agents’ per year that get fired for breaking the law. Is it just me that finds that pretty damn high?

Posted by Brooks on September 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM (CDT)


@2: It’s you. There are over 58,000 TSA agents, losing 45 a year due to this is a “failure” rate of 0.07% - that’s 99.93% TSA agents not stealing your stuff. You’d be hard pressed to find any lower rate of corruption in any job position.

Posted by Code Monkey on September 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM (CDT)


Correction: That’s 99.93% of TSA agents who haven’t been caught stealing your stuff. Yet.

Posted by Doodles on September 29, 2012 at 5:18 PM (CDT)


All it means is that 99.93% of Taking Scissors Away agents are still happy just feeling “Your Stuff” so far.  If I hadn’t been on the ball last time I flew, a TSA agent would have had a nice new CPAP. 


Gerry N.

Posted by Gerry N. on September 30, 2012 at 1:42 AM (CDT)

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