Technology is a great thing and for one man it helped him locate his stolen iPad. A Reno Man’s iPad stolen by a flight attendant was recovered because he knew just what to do to get it back.
He tracked it using an Apple application called Find my iPad.
Find my iPad is a nifty free Apple application that helps you find your iPad in case it is lost or stolen. You can locate the iPad on a map, display a message on the screen, or even lock or wipe your iPad remotely. There is also a Find My iPhone App that works the same way.
Both applications can be downloaded on your device for free at the app store.
There have been numerous incidents reported throughout the years of passengers having items stolen out of their luggage, by less than honest airport employees, and unfortunately, it has become one of the perils associated with airline travel.
That’s why experienced travelers carry their valuables, including laptops, iPads and expensive smartphones on the plane so they can keep their eye on their posessions.
When we hear that a flight attendant pilfers an iPad, it’s just disturbing.
We expect the flight attendants, who are responsible for our well being while on the plane, to somehow be on our side and not a thief.
It appears that 42 year old Wendy Ronelle Dye of Oregon is not one of the good guys or gals.
The Reno man’s iPad stolen by a flight attendant was tracked to Dye’s home in Oregon and she was arrested Friday evening.
Dye currently works for Horizon Airlines which is owned by Alaska Airlines and the story that Wendy Ronelle Dye is telling is that a passenger turned over the iPad to her saying that he found it on a seat.
The airline likely has a policy of turning in found items and , it can be safely assumed, those policies do not include bringing an item that was turned in to you to your home.
But that’s what Dye did and the Airline has suspended her.
Fox News reports that she said she had not used the iPad and was planning to turn it over to Airline officials.
Dye was apparently not too tech savvy since authorities found personal information belonging to Dye including her husband’s birthday in the iPad.
As for the Reno Man’s iPad stolen by a flight attendant, he and his iPad will be happily reunited.