We have yet another TSA agent arrested for theft this month. Daniel Ortiz, Jr., 39, was caught removing a $1,000 watch from a passenger’s bag during a security screening and putting it in his pocket at the Newark airport.
The crime occurred around 4:30 p.m. and was seen by witnesses. The property was a Michele Deco watch worth about $1,000 and was found on Ortiz, who was then arrested.
In cases of this kind, the status of the TSA officer will usually be added as an aggravator for sentencing in that he abused of position of authority.