Paul Yashou, TSA Officer, Indicted For Stealing $23,000 Worth Of Watches From LAX Passengers

Posted Jul 26th 2011 08:45 AMUpdated Jul 26th 2011 09:20 AM

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TSA Officer Paul Yashou was indicted on Friday for stealing roughly $23,000 worth of watches from passengers' bags at Los Angeles International Airport after one of the purloined pieces was listed on EBay.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Yashou was arrested at his home after a $15,000 IWC GST watch he had sold to a jewelry store was put up for auction online. The watch's owner noticed it was listed and called law enforcement.

Yashou will face two felony counts, for stealing the $15,000 watch and a $5,000 watch, and three misdemeanor charges for stealing three less-expensive time pieces.

According to The Daily Mail, Toussain Puddie, an agent at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, was charged Wednesday for the theft of a $450 pen, which was left behind briefly by its owner at a security point.

Airport workers, including TSA agents, have previously been busted for stealing money from passengers at Kennedy International in New York, New Jersey's Newark airport, Buffalo's Niagara International and bags from Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport.


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KELLYSLK

LOL So TSA people are just "Thieves" but, UNDERCOVER????? OMG Great! They get to feel people up, steal because they've been SCREENED and have a background check? What a joke. I didn't know they hired Ex Cons that's for sure!

July 27 2011 at 9:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bibimed

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Thank you!

July 26 2011 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
whitelionrecords

Sir... you are an idiot.

July 26 2011 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cathleen shaffer

And TSA people don't seem to understand why we can't stand their organization as a whole. http://newsy1.wordpress.com

July 26 2011 at 7:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
XXX123

When he gets to prison,he will get pat downs and full body search's .LOL

July 26 2011 at 10:43 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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