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TSA employee caught stuffing passengers’ junk in his trunks

While passengers were taking valuables out of their pockets, one sticky-fingered TSA employee at a Florida airport was stuffing them right back in his pants.

On Monday police arrested Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport screener Nelson Santiago on two counts of grand theft for allegedly stealing up to $50,000 worth of passenger valuables over a six month period.

Santiago was reportedly caught when a Continental Airlines employee saw him putting an iPad into his pants.

According to police, Santiago admitted to stealing computers and other electronics from luggage that he was screening. Detectives said Santiago would sell the items online after stealing them, often by the time his shift had ended.