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More TSA theft – this story is getting old

Because we've written so many times about TSA theft (meaning TSA agents stealing from passengers, not the TSA getting stolen from), we just yawn anymore when another story comes down the pike. Although this time somebody actually got convicted for her crime, unlike the thousands of other TSA clerks who get away with their thieving.  From more »

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Another TSA agent charged with theft – Chicago O’Hare

We've reported on TSA theft many times. The latest story comes out of Chicago, at O'Hare International Airport. Angel Velasquez, 59, was arrested and released on his own recognizance after being accused of stealing $8,500 from a checked suitcase. He had been working for the TSA for 11 years. Apparently he hasn't been fired yet, but more »

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TSA supervisor in Charlotte fired for theft

Well, here we go again. More theft by a TSA employee, this time a supervisor, no less. But theft by TSA clerks is nothing new. Just click the "theft" tag at the bottom of this post or plug the word into the Search Box at the left to bring up a slew of examples. And more »

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TSA’s theft problem: money, iPads, meds, lies, and blurry videotape

More than a year after elderly travelers Omer Petti and Madge Woodward claimed that TSA screeners stole $300 from them during the course of what they described as “extreme pat-downs” at the San Diego International Airport, it appears that the TSA has reimbursed Mr. Petti. The agency continues to deny culpability, claiming the surveillance video was too blurry for them to be able more »

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Another day, another TSA theft

Yawn. Just another day in the TSA. From KOMU in Columbia, Missouri: Columbia Police confirmed Friday afternoon that Department of Homeland Security officials arrested a TSA employee in the Columbia Regional Airport parking lot around 7 a.m. Thursday. Columbia police identified the employee as 32-year-old Eric Richard Dunlap of Jefferson City, Dunlap is suspected of felony stealing. Columbia Police more »


TSA in Atlanta: theft, theft, and more theft

We've written umpteen times about the prevalence of theft by TSA agents. TSA agents themselves have come forward to say that TSA theft is rampant. So we can't be surprised by this story from Atlanta that hundreds of passengers have filed complaints with the TSA over stolen items at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Or that those complaints go more »


Déjà vu: crimes, thefts, and TSA “standards”

Yesterday we reported on the latest TSA theft. If it sounded familiar, in more ways than one, it isn’t just a case of déjà vu. The only thing more consistent than TSA thefts in recent years is the agency's hollow statements about TSA worker integrity and agency standards. If the TSA holds it workers to such more »


More TSA theft: old news

Once again, a TSA screener has been caught stealing from passengers' luggage. As we've written now more times than I can count, this isn't the first time. And it won't be the last. The stolen items of choice this time were, once again, iPads. A 32-year-old screener named Sean Henry was the sticky-fingered TSA agent Keeping You more »


TSA – all theft all the time

Sigh. So much crime, so little time.  Yesterday we brought you the story of another TSA theft, with links to lots more. Today we bring you the story of one that happened back in July that we had missed. Sorry, we try, but it's hard to keep up. The July incident involved a 16-year-old passenger from Brooklyn more »


More theft: passenger says TSA stole cash at Fairbanks airport

Pete Alexion is a Vietnam vet. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army, where he had a top secret security clearance, and today holds a CDL (commercial driver's license) with a hazmat endorsement. He lives in North Pole, Alaska. He's an agricultural copywriter and moonlights as a biology adjunct professor. He wears two knee more »