Two TSA Agents BUSTED at JFK Airport
by Kevin Jackson on February 16, 2017 at 4:10 PM
America’s problems with TSA have been well-documented. Many of these “security” people are former low-lifes who finally landed the cushy government job.
Far too many have delusions of grandeur, and some are blatant opportunists.
As the New York Post reported,
Two TSA agents were busted today at Kennedy Airport for stealing $160,000 in cash from bags, authorities said.
Davon Webb, 30, and Couman Perad, who turned 36 today, were arrested after admitting they had regularly stolen from checked bags, sources said.
In one instance, Perad, who joined the Transportation Security Administration in 2002, and Webb, who has been an agent since 2004, stole $39,000 on Jan. 30 from a bag at Terminal 8, sources said.
The passenger whose money was stolen was on his way to Argentina, sources said.
The $39,000 was later found in their homes after TSA notified Port Authority police, sources said.
Perad and Webb would screen bags looking for loot, then swipe the cash once the luggage was opened in a private screening room, sources said.
They are not alone, as this video suggests:
Keep in mind that these two men just got caught. What have they actually gotten away with?
The men will be charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property and official misconduct. But what I like most is the “official statement” by TSA.
In a statement, TSA said it has “a zero-tolerance policy on theft in the workplace” and called the incidents “a disgrace.”
Keep in mind folks, these are the people PROTECTING YOU! Yet on the same day as they caught these two guys, TSA confirmed that a string of security lapses took place at Newark Airport within the past month, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
A knife inside a carry-on made it past a checkpoint and two passengers were allowed to board flights despite issues with their full-body scans, TSA officials told the newspaper.
I guess the agents were too busy searching for passengers’ valuable to worry about national security or the security of travelers? Remind me what the role of TSA agents is again?
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the two incidents were among a string of five security lapses at Newark within the last 30 days.
TSA provides thieves an outlet, a cottage industry that targets American taxpayers, and others.