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Nelson Santiago, 30, of Hollywood, Fla., was arrested Monday on two counts of grand theft.
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives say Santiago was caught stealing an iPad from a suitcase at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Detectives say Santiago admitted to stealing computers, cameras and other electronics from luggage that he was screening. Detectives say Santiago would immediately take a photo of the stolen item with his cell phone, post it for sale online and often sell it by the time his shift ended.
Santiago worked at the terminal that houses Southwest and Continental. A Continental employee reported seeing Santiago stuff the iPad into his pants.
Detectives say they believe Santiago stole about $50,000 worth of electronics in the past six months.
Santiago was released on bond the day after his arrest. He no longer works for the TSA, where he had been employed since January 2009.
Detectives say there may be more victims, and Santiago could face additional charges.
The TSA is cooperating with the investigation.