TSA supervisor caught stealing from luggage in Syracuse

A TSA supervisor was caught on film stealing pills from a piece of luggage in Syracuse, New York.

The supervisor, Jeremy Hemingway, was in charge of about 100 other TSA employees. Apparently his salary of $44,931 to $69,617 a year wasn’t enough to deter him from such petty theft (and, of course, we have no idea how many other things he may have stolen before he was caught).

No charges, however, have been lodged against him:

Police did not charge Hemingway with petit larceny or any other crime because the owner of the luggage was unknown, so they had no identified victim, Sgt. Tom Connellan said.

Yeah, sure, that makes sense.

Oh, and get this: he was “either fired or resigned.” No one seems to know which, least of all the TSA.

Anyway, as we’ve pointed out so many times, if someone can take something out of your suitcase, they can also put something in. It’s only a matter of time.

(Photo: razorray15/Flickr Creative Commons)

  • jim6555

    A TSA employee caught stealing anything from luggage has violated a sacred trust. He or she should receive a minimum sentence of three years in prison along with being barred from any future employment by the US Government..

  • RonBonner

    The guy was either fired or allowed to resign but TSA doesn’t know which. Pretty much describes TSA’s understanding of passenger screening operations, they don’t know how to do that either.

    Why is the owner of the bag this guy stole from important? Direct evidence in the form of video and the recovery of the pills are pretty strong proof.

    Who bets this was a one off event? I don’t the guy did it to cleanly. Any real investigation would be looking at reports of theft and this persons whereabouts to see if anything matches up.

    TSA condones TSA Screeners Thieves as evidence by this report.

    Don’t forget, if TSA allowed the guy to resign he is eligible for rehire in federal jobs!