According to http://www.wfaa.com, Clayton Keith Dovel, 35, a TSA agent assigned to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) has been arrested and no doubt will be charged in the suspected theft of as many as eight iPads from the checked luggage of airline passengers over the last year. One of his victims actually tracked one of the iPads to Dovel's home.
COMMENT: Admittedly, relatively few TSA security screeners have been implicated in theft from passengers, although even a handful of bad apples can have a powerful impact on rattling public confidence in the TSA.
What is so remarkable, though, is the number of airline passengers who continue to place high-value property such as laptops, smart-phones, iPads, digital cameras and the like in checked luggage, despite TSA directives not to do so.
Our readers should keep in mind that NO electronics should be placed in checked luggage, as the likelihood of filing a claim for theft has fewer odds than winning the lottery.