He could star in “Dumbfellas.”
An airport worker has been accused of being the less-than-master-mind behind the theft of $1.9 million in iPad minis from JFK Airport, court papers revealed yesterday.
Federal agents were able to nab Renel Rene Richardson because he allegedly made suspicious inquiries to co-workers about the gadget shipment and where forklifts might be found, according to court papers.
The iPads were stolen Monday using an airport forklift. The job went down at the same JFK cargo building that was the site of the 1970s Lufthansa heist featured in the mob flick “GoodFellas.”
Richardson allegedly acted as a lookout, according to court papers. The other, unidentified criminals loaded two pallets of the tablet computers onto a truck, and drove away after another worker confronted them, sources said.
Port Authority detectives found out about Richardson’s alleged inquiries about the iPads and the forklift after talking to his co-workers.
After the FBI arrested him, Richardson accompanied the Port Authority detectives on Wednesday night as they searched Long Island for the truck, law-enforcement sources said.
It is unclear whether the iPads have been recovered. An FBI spokesman declined to comment.
Source: NY Post