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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