TSA agent at Orlando International Airport busted stealing iPad

John Mica sounds off of TSA practices

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Transportation Security Administration agent at Orlando International Airport was caught on video taking a passenger's iPad.

Andy Ramirez was fired on Wednesday night after he was reportedly caught on undercover video released by ABC News testing the honesty of TSA employees, taking the iPad, which was tracked to his house with a tracking app.

Chair of the House Transportation Committee John Mica says TSA is being investigated after an alarming number of thefts were reported at airports across the country.

"This is an absolute outrage, this is unacceptable," Mica said.

At one airport in New Jersey Mica said supervisors knew about the thefts but didn't do anything.

"Sometimes their supervisors give a wink and a nod as we hear took place in Newark which is not acceptable," Mica said.

Mica said the biggest problem is what's going on behind the scene in checked baggage.

"They've turned the cameras off, they've covered them when they're stealing, there's a whole bunch of routines that I've been made aware of," he said.

TSA released a statement to Local 6, saying "TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards. TSA has zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace and takes immediate action when allegations are substantiated."

It's not clear if Ramirez will face charges.

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