New York, NY – Police: TSA Agent At JFK Stole $5K From Passenger

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    Photo illustration. the Agent in photo has no link with the actual storyNew York, NY – Authorities say a Transportation Security Administration agent has stolen $5,000 from a passenger as he was going through security at a New York City airport.

    Police and the TSA say Alexandra Schmid took the cash from a passenger’s jacket as it went along an X-ray conveyor belt at around 8 p.m. Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

    Police spokesman Al Della Fave (fahv) says surveillance video showed Schmid wrapping the money in a plastic glove and taking it to a bathroom.

    He says the money hasn’t been recovered. Police are investigating whether Schmid gave it to another person in the bathroom.

    Schmid was arrested on a charge of grand larceny. The name of her attorney wasn’t immediately known.

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    15 COMMENTS

    1. We all know the TSA agents are animals. Not to blame the victim but next time dont leave valuables in an easily accessible place, and keep your eyes on it. When i put my wallet through i watch it the whole time.

    2. And how about the fact that my 19 year old sister was let through this past sunday at Newark with my 6 year old brother’s passport?( which she grabbed by mistake and noticed as the Tsa agent opened it. He just smiled and said “have a safe trip!” without noticing that the names dont match!) It doesn’t feel very safe to know that these are the ppl that are screening who and what can get on our planes.

    3. These animals did it to my Grandpa about a month ago. He was sitting in a wheel chair and got wheeled through the metal detector. They made him take out his wallet and put it in the scanner. When he left, they returned him everything but his wallet.

      Guess where it went…

    4. To #2- While your suggestion in theory has merit, from a practical standpoint, it is not always possible. The TSA requires that everything be removed from our pockets and placed on the conveyor belt. Then, we are either scanned with their machine(s), or physically searched. It is not always possible to keep an eye on one’s valuables, while this is occurring. If possible, passengers should carry a minimum amount of cash while going through the TSA checkpoints. While the majority of the TSA agents are just trying to do their job, there is a small percentage, whom are often are tempted to steal cash, and other valuables, from either the carry on luggage, or the checked luggage.

    5. After the incident last weekend with Senator Paul, I have decided to vote for Ron Paul. He is the only person in Washington who seems to actually want to fix this disgusting problem.

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