An invalid AirTag was arrested for theft
AmericaAn airport worker stole items from his luggage, including an Air Tag, unaware that the device could reveal a location.
Giovanni De Luca, 19, a subcontractor at Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport, was recently arrested for stealing luggage from guests. According to a statement from the local police department, one of the leads for the investigation is the location of an airtag among the items the man took.
According to the Okaloosa Police Department, De Luca committed two luggage thefts in July and early August, in the first case missing bags worth $1,600 and an airtag. According to the behavior presented by Apple, the victim confirmed that the last location where the luggage was stored was in the area called Cathy Court.
The second incident happened on August 9, when another suitcase containing over $15,000 worth of items and jewelry was stolen. Police began to suspect the involvement of airport employees. Based on these facts and the location of the first flight mark, police checked workers who lived in the Court of Cathy area and found De Luca.
De Luca confessed to both thefts. In the first case, this man “shot through the pocket of the first victim and took the Apple AirTag”.
“De Luca is unlikely to be using any new technology, so he doesn’t think it can be tracked with anything like a coin,” the site reads. phone platform Identify and evaluate the victory of technology over crime.
AirTag, launched by Apple in April 2021, is a tracking device for locating lost items. The accessory uses Bluetooth to connect to any nearby Apple device, locate it, and return it to its owner.
Aside from its usefulness, AirTag has also been regularly accused of becoming a spying and surveillance tool. Recently, there have been a number of cases where bad guys used AirTags on ex-girlfriends, car owners stole some luxury cars, and Apple’s warning feature was found active. ineffective.