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JetBlue flight attendant arrested after boyfriend allegedly steals traveler’s iPhone

Excerpt from New York Post

Nov 25, 2012 5:35 am

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Try to watch your smartphones and cash as you go through airport security or they may not accompany you on your trip.

— Dennis Schaal

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The iPhone 4S is still a popular target for thieves, apparently even in airport security lanes.


She’s supposed to serve fliers, not steal from them.

A uniformed JetBlue flight attendant catching an off-duty free ride to Puerto Rico was arrested at JFK Airport over an iPhone her boyfriend swiped from another traveler, police said.

Stacy-Ann Smith, 27, and her beau, Jason McCaulay, 23, both of Hollis, Queens, were waiting to go through security for a jaunt to Aguadilla, PR, at about 11 p.m. Friday when McCaulay allegedly snatched an iPhone 4S left in a bin by a traveler.

It was another embarrassment for the Queens-based airline, eight months after one of its pilots infamously suffered a midair meltdown.SUSPECT: Attendant Stacy-Ann Smith allegedly helped hide iPhone.

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