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ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA Officer

PHOTO: TSA agent Andy Ramirez is seen at a security checkpoint at Orlando International Airport on August 10, 2012.

In the latest apparent case of what have been hundreds of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it.

Confronted two weeks later by ABC News, the TSA officer, Andy Ramirez, at first denied having the missing iPad, but ultimately turned it over after blaming his wife for taking it from the airport.

The iPad was one of ten purposely left behind at TSA checkpoints at major airports with a history of theft by government screeners, as part of an ABC News investigation into the TSA’s ongoing problem with theft from passengers.

The full video report will be seen today on “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline.”

via ABC News

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