Former TSA screening agent Ricky German was convicted today in Federal Court.

German was found guilty of 1 count of theft, 1 count Civil Rights Violation and 1 count of Making A False Statement.

German worked at Memphis International Airport and was charged with trying to steal a passenger's laptop computer last December.

A passenger accidentally left his laptop behind at the security area.

When he returned, German twice denied he knew anything about the $1,200 machine.

Surveillance video showed German carrying away the laptop and throwing away papers with the owner's name on it.

After police arrived and indicated they would view the surveillance video, German then claimed he found the laptop.