COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A worker at O'Hare Airport was charged with stealing an iPad Air after being tracked down by the device's owner, according to a police arrest report.
Janessa M. Andrews, 22, of the 1600 block of North Lorel Avenue, was charged with felony theft.
Andrews, an employee of Prospect Airport Services, is accused of stealing the iPad at work on Jan. 26, according to court documents and the arrest report. She works in airplane cabin services, according to her employer.
After the alleged theft, the 20-year-old victim tracked her tablet computer to Andrews' address, according to the report, which does not mention whether the iPad was recovered.
On Saturday, police went to one of the airport's terminals and arrested Andrews at work, according to the report.
According to the report, Andrews "admitted to participating" in the theft.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Andrews released on her own recognizance on Sunday.
Prospect Airport Services spokeswoman Suzanne Mucklow emailed this response Monday morning:
"Prospect is aware of these very serious allegations and is fully cooperating with law enforcement and airline corporate security in their investigations.
"The employee's status with the company is being addressed internally as well, following Prospect's established policies and procedures. As a general matter, please know that Prospect employees must undergo an extensive background check, and individuals who are denied the credentials necessary to access secured areas of the airport cannot work for the company.
"The act that Ms. Andrews has been accused of clearly does not meet Prospect's expectations of professionalism and integrity for its workforce and are not representative of the many other Prospect employees at O'Hare who do their jobs honestly and with dedication every day."