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Ex-TSA agent: We steal from travelers all the time

30.09.2012 23:23

A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.

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Brenda Jean Riley Bowman 16.08.2014 10:31

I'm so sorry you experienced this. It's terrible. But I have to ask, why in the world would you remove your ring from your finger to begin with?! I've flown several times, years ago & recently, & NEVER have I removed my diamond ring or wedding band. Ever. I mean its not the hope diamond or the golden jubilee by any means. Far from it. But it was my mother's and is beautiful and super precious to me. Regardless, diamonds don't set off detectors. True their setting may, but that's what wands & the body x rays are for.


Natural Law 03.04.2014 20:57

I complained on the spot, after their x-ray gate. The TSA man was touching my trays after x-ray was done. I suspected him but the acting lady supervisor didn't go through his pocket to find my ring. She gave me a card to file a complain. I complained but the man in charge asked the receipt of my expensive diamond ring. Like, I was saving it to ask for compensation. Their unjustified functions caused me mental trauma and that led me to be hooked up to go to Casinos and I lost almost a million over some years. So is my story.


Natural Law 03.04.2014 20:45

How dare they did that during my departure?
In two thousand seven, twenty first September!
I put my valuables in their trays for check up!
I took off my shoes I even had to bend over!

All my stuff passed their x-ray machine!
I walked through their security gate!
I had to bend over again to put on shoes!
That let the TSA security man, to pick pocket!

I could not find my valuable diamond ring!
Few thousand dollars, the price, the cost!
In Homeland Security area, with cameras on!
In high tech and glorious JFK Airport, I lost!


Natural Law 03.04.2014 20:45

How come no sophistication of procedure?
No arrangement to protect passenger’s property!
Scienc e bestowed glamour to governments!
But sad and poor condition of Homeland Security!


Natural Law 03.04.2014 20:43

I emailed TSA, filled up their forms and filed!
Demanded to run cameras to catch the thief!
To punish the scoundrel and clean the department!
To not to breach trust, to not to steal or nip!


Natural Law 03.04.2014 20:43

How dare they did that during my departure?
in two thousand seven, twenty first September!
I put my valuables in their trays for check up!
I took off my shoes I even had to bend over!


Natural Law 03.04.2014 20:40

This time, in your system you robbed!
Too much you stole and it hurts!
Almost Fourteen thousand dollars gold and goods!
In your payroll such low lives, dirt miscreants!


Natural Law 03.04.2014 20:40

You call that security! I do not think so?
Your way is not working! It is lawlessness!
The drama in airports to sneak into our bags!
Is an act of robbery and dirty business!


Reza Hashemi 22.09.2013 22:01

I haven't received worth of $5000 Video Graphing equipment's with Turkish airlines til now nothing heard from them ....

Anonymous user 23.07.2013 16:59

Tin pot tyrants using moral high ground as cover for their low-life proclivities. Sound familiar?

Anonymous user 10.07.2013 12:53

"Who watches the watchers?" Apparently, no one...

Anonymous user 10.07.2013 11:53

Actually a good thing that thieves are being fired, don't you think?

Anonymous user 09.07.2013 23:16

I've encountered brighter people working at Taco Bell, than the TSA.

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 21:04

Cause nobody wants to go to Montana unless you're natives returning home from vacation! Lol

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 21:01

I don't risk visiting the US anymore, haven't for years. This TSA story doesn't help.


Eni Gma 08.07.2013 02:11

Montana TSA? Of course! Because there are mostly White Scandinavian people working there who are extremely honest.

Cap tcha was a ridiculous delirious "onaldrop grass"...

Anonymous user 08.06.2013 04:45

In the last ten years in my airport in Montana we have NEVER had a TSA officer fired for theft.

Anonymous user 19.03.2013 19:16

I have also had something stolen an expensive coat ..... From now on I will ship everything !

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