Meet Pythias Brown. Until recently, he was a TSA screener at Newark airport, and if you’re missing any pricey electronics, you might have Mr. Brown to thank for it. He’s accused of stealing more than $200,000 worth of electronics, including a $47,000 camera from HBO. Oddly, it was CNN that helped bust the “one man crimewave” when an employee noticed some of their equipment being sold on eBay.
As you can see from the above screen grab, Mr. Brown, like so many other eBay thieves, practiced excellent customer service. His customers claimed to be “in love” with him, thanks to his prompt delivery and “good communication.” One customer remarked that the camera he bought was missing its instructions. Guess the owner didn’t pack them.
Mr. Brown’s bail has been set at $100,000. He faces 10 years in prison if convicted. The TSA is reportedly taking the matter “seriously.”
Bail set at $100,000 for airport baggage screener [Newsday]
TSA agent helped himself to a $47,900 camera (and more!) [Gadling] (Thanks, Geoffrey!)