TSA Inspector Arrested For Stealing iPads

Clayton Keith Dovel, 36, is the latest Transportation Security Administration baggage inspector arrested for theft. Dovel was found with stolen iPads from luggage of passengers snatched at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

Police found eight stolen iPads, including one that was found with Dovel’s possessions at the airport. The iPads are valued at $20,000. I am astonished that anyone would think that they could get away with such a pattern of criminality.

What is most interesting is that one of the travelers located his stolen iPad through an electronic tracer and showed its location as a Bedford house owned by Dovel.

The case seems pretty airtight. A plea is the obvious course, though it does not seem that the defense has much to negotiate with in terms of a deal.

Source: Star Telegram as first seen on ABA Journal

24 thoughts on “TSA Inspector Arrested For Stealing iPads

  1. “Jewels!? Sorry, not permitted.
    We’ll just confiscate them for safekeeping.
    Here’s an en blanco receipt acknowledging the inventory and estimate of value which will be made later. You’ll get them back on your return trip.

    Oh, not returning? Then our new service “Ground Return” will help you. Just give then a call or email as you prefer. With your form number, they’ll take care of you. You can’t imagine how many plane crashes we avoid this way. Those terrorists are nothing to fool with.

    Oh, by the way, here’s a little flyer for “RentaJewel”, they’ll help you at your destination, always at a mall near you. Have a nice day.”
    “Sorry that you missed your flight. But there’s always a later one, they say. Next time you’ll leave them in your bankbox. You do trust your bank don’t you.?”

    “Oh, you’ve cancelled and are not flying. Well, that presents a little problem…………………………”


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