New York – Authorities say a former Transportation Security Administration screener is charged with stealing a passenger’s $7,000 diamond watch from a plastic bin at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint.
Authorities say video shows the agent picking up the watch and walking away with it on Aug. 26. The defendant allegedly told investigators that she got nervous and destroyed the watch after she saw co-workers searching for it.
Margo Grant-Louree of Brooklyn was arraigned Thursday night in Queens on charges of grand larceny and official misconduct. Prosecutors said there was no information on an attorney who could comment on her behalf.
The case was announced Friday by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and the Port Authority’s chief security officer, Thomas Belfiore (behl-fee-OHR’-ee).