Airline employee charged with stealing passenger's iPad at Lambert

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by Elizabeth Eisele / KMOV Staff | @ElizEisele

KMOV.com

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 10:51 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A Southwest Airlines employee admitted to police that he took an iPad he found at Lambert Airport home with him.

St. Louis County Police said David Baumstark was on a Southwest Airlines flight that arrived in St. Louis on December 31, 2013. Baumstark told police he had left is iPad on his Southwest Airlines flight.

Police were able to track the iPad to the home of Jeffrey Hamford, 51, in Maryland Heights. Hamford told police he had found the iPad under a podium outside a gate, rather than on the plane. He then told police he took the device home, which is against Southwest Airlines policy on lost items.

Hamford is charged with stealing the iPad, an estimated worth of over $500, and is being held in St. Louis County on a $5,000 bond. 

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