TSA agent at Dallas/Fort Worth International airport arrested for iPad thefts www.privateofficer.com
DALLAS TX Feb 2 2012 - A TSA agent at Dallas/Fort Worth International airport was arrested for stealing iPads from checked luggage.
Police arrested Clayton Keith Dovel, who works in terminal E at the airport, but unlike the security checkpoints where passengers are screened, the 35-year-old TSA employee works in an out-of-sight position in what’s called the “Resolution Room,” where checked luggage is screened by hand.
That’s where police believe Dovel took iPads that travelers packed away.
“For me, it was like a zero chance of me thinking I’d get the iPad back,” said theft victim, Borna Mojra.
It was a long shot, but eight months after his new, 64 gigabyte iPad was stolen, airport police said they found Dovel with it at work.
They also found him with seven other iPads.
Another theft victim actually led police to Dovel when he tracked his stolen iPad to Dovel’s home.
“If they’re the guys who are protecting us and they’re not, who am I going to trust next?” Mojra asked.
In a statement, TSA said Dovel is on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
It’s uncertain how many cases Dovel’s arrest might solve or whether the TSA will let him return to a trusted position.