TSA agent steals passenger's iPad, gets caught in sting9/28/2012
If you’ve had a carry-on item disappear while traveling and suspect a sticky-fingered TSA officer may be to blame, you may not be paranoid. The TSA has fired 381 officers in theft-related incidents. Noting that that may be “the tip of the iceberg,” ABC News set up a sting operation at 10 airports, leaving iPads behind at security checkpoints. In nine cases, there wasn’t a problem. In the 10th case, the iPad vanished, and was later tracked to the home of the TSA agent last seen handling it. The agent denied he had it, but after ABC News activated the iPad’s alarm, he reluctantly turned it over — then tried to pin the blame on his wife. What a prince! [Source]
Have you ever had an item disappear while traveling?