Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cleaning worker stole iPad from airplane at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), police say

PHILADELPHIA - October 17, 2013 (WPVI) -- Police have arrested an airplane cleaning worker and charged her with stealing a passenger's iPad from a plane at Philadelphia International Airport. 

Hawa Donzo, 40, works for Prospect Airport Services, which provides cabin cleaning services for airplanes in between flights.

Police say Donzo found an iPad which a passenger said he left in a seat pocket aboard a U.S. Airways plane that arrived in Philadelphia from Phoenix, Arizona on March 23rd.

Rather than turning it in to the airline, investigators say, Donzo kept it.

She was arrested Thursday and charged with theft. 

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An employee subcontracted to do work at Philadelphia International Airport is accused of stealing a passengers iPad. 

 Hawa Donzo, 40, of the 2600 block of Shields Street in the city’s Elmwood section is accused of theft.

Philadelphia Police say that a passenger who flew into the airport on a US Airways flight from Phoenix, Ariz. Back in March left his iPad in the seat pocket of the plane. He alerted the airline’s lost and found but no iPad showed up.

After an investigation, Donzo an employee for Prospect Aircraft Services -- a company that supplies wheelchair services in the airport -- was arrested and charged.

It wasn’t clear how police focused in on Donzo.

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