Sunday, September 23, 2012

Passenger uses app to track down iPad he left on plane... and discovers it was taken by flight attendant

Wendy Ronelle Dye, 43, a flight attendant for Horizon Air, was arrested in Oregon City on Friday evening.
A Nevada man who lost his iPad on an airplane used an app called 'Find My iPad' to locate it inside the home of a flight attendant in Oregon, according to police

The iPad's owner said he had downloaded the anti-theft app only days before the September 11 flight to Los Angeles, and forgot about its installation until activating it on Wednesday.
While being questioned by police, Dye initially denied having the iPad or knowing one was missing.
The flight attendant then confessed that a passenger brought her the tablet, which cost around $500, saying it had been left on a seat.
She said she never used the iPad and planned to turn it over to airline officials, but placed it in a personal bag and soon forgot about it.
Police say they found some of her personal information on it, however, including a reminder for her husband's upcoming birthday.

Dye, who is charged with Theft II by receiving and Computer Crime, did not immediately respond to a phone message.
A spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines, which owns Horizon, says Dye was suspended pending the police investigation.
She was being held at the Clackamas County Jail with bail set at $12,500.
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