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TSA Agent Caught With Passenger’s iPad in His Pants; Allegedly Took $50,000 in Other Goods, Cops Say

Posted By admin On July 7, 2011 @ 3:25 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Matthew Hendley
Broward Palm Beach New Times [1]
Thursday, July 7, 2011

While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers’ electronics down his pants.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics over the past six months from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 1.

Santiago — a TSA officer since 2009 — was caught earlier this week by a Continental Airlines employee taking an iPad out of someone’s luggage and stuffing it into his pants, the cops say.

After being arrested Monday on two counts of grand theft, police say Santiago admitted to stealing computers, GPS devices, video cameras, and other electronic merchandise from luggage he was supposed to be screening.

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[1] Broward Palm Beach New Times: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/07/tsa_agent_nelson_santiago_ipad_grand_theft.php

[2] TSA screener sticks traveler’s iPad down his pants, steals $50,000 in other electronics: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-screener-sticks-travelers-ipad-down-his-pants-steals-50000-in-other-electronics.html

[3] Former TSA agent gets probation, not jail time, for stealing passengers’ computers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-tsa-agent-gets-probation-not-jail-time-for-stealing-passengers-computers.html

[4] Former TSA Agent Accused Of Stealing From Passengers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-tsa-agent-accused-of-stealing-from-passengers.html

[5] TSA Agent Pulls Pants Off Man with Metal Knee Implant at Chicago Security Checkpoint: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-agent-pulls-pants-off-man-with-metal-knee-implant-at-chicago-security-checkpoint.html

[6] Caught On Tape — Cops Attack Actors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/caught-on-tape-cops-attack-actors.html

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