Fired TSA supervisor in custody on larceny charge

Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Angel Fransico Caban

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 5:28 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A recently-fired superviser with the Transportation Security Administration is in custody on a misdemeanor larceny charge in connection with the theft of an iPad from Charlotte-Douglas' lost and found.

The agent, identified as 33-year-old Angel Fransico Caban, was recently  promoted to supervisor at the airport and was fired after police found an iPad; the iPad was left in the airport's lost and found, and was later recovered from inside the former TSA agent’s home, according to police.

Police had been notified that for months some items passengers had left behind were missing from the lost and found area. They launched an investigation, which eventually led them to Caban’s home.

"It's disappointing. Unfortunately those things happen but can't be tolerated either," said Mike Kelsey, "There's a trust factor… it's not a perfect world."

TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz said via email “TSA has zero tolerance for theft” and “the employee has been terminated”.

The investigation is ongoing, Koshetz said.

Caban is charged with misdemeanor larceny. Police said Caban could face additional charges as the investigation continues.

 

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