FBI Arrests JFK Worker Suspected of Being Complicit in the Theft of 3,600 iPads

ipad mini boxNew York Post updated its earlier report of the iPad heist at JFK airport with news that a JFK employee, suspected of helping the thieves, has been arrested by the FBI.

Renel Rene Richardson, the arrested employee, made suspicious inquiries to co-workers about iPad shipments and whereabouts of forklifts a few days before the theft, which helped FBI agents zero in on him.

From the report:

Richardson allegedly had two helpers in the heist at the Cargo Air Services building, which is where he also worked, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court.

Richardson allegedly acted as a lookout, according to court papers. The other, unidentified criminals loaded two pallets of the tablet computers onto a truck, and drove away after another worker confronted them, sources said.

Richardson is now working with Port Authority detectives to find the truck in which the stolen iPad pallets were taken away.

Court documents note that the net worth of the stolen iPad minis was $1.9 million, as opposed to the earlier reported figure of $1.5 million.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    iPads, Galaxy S III’s, Kindle Fires, I don’t care: F@#K. A. THIEF.

    I hope they get caught and the FBI sends them away for the maximum allowable time.

    • Richard Turner

      That’s right Jeremy and Roll tide Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

        Yes Sir!

        It’s a good day to be a Bama fan for sure!

    • Itsyaboy

      Why the max? That does not even tickle apple’s pocket, if I had the chance I would have taken it, gotta come up in this world any way you can as long as its not morally wrong then why not these corporate money hungry giants are even bigger crooks the white collard way bank accounts that 20 life times can spend but this dumb ass probably gave him self up it was hear say untill they put the pressure on him don’t snitch especially on your self

      • Itsyaboy

        And if you knew how corrupted the “justice system” is and how corrupted prisons are and the conditions you gotta live in and C.O’s you gotta deal wit you wouldn’t say that even the innocent got to jail and if knew what it was really like you wouldn’t wish that upon anybody execpt for rapist child molesters and senseless murder

        • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

          Ohhhh Boo Hoo. If you live right, you don’t have anything to worry about. Sounds like you try to get by “thieving” a little here and there any maybe got caught and “sent up” for it.

          Stealing is wrong. PERIOD.

      • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

        Why the max. Because he’s a thief. Thieves are scum. If you don’t have the money to buy something, you deal with that like the rest of us: go without or save up. You didn’t earn it, you don’t deserve it.