Three TSA agents were arrested a few months ago for stealing money and other belongings from passengers as they went through the checkpoint. Here’s the thing: there’s video footage of airport security checkpoints. So now video is out showing some of the thefts at the Miami E concourse checkpoint.
Here, one screener reaches in and grabs a passenger wallet to take cash from it back on June 29. In total there’s more than 20 minutes of video showing three screeners pilfering from passengers.
[I[n a clip partially labeled “$800″ an agent is seen fiddling with a small bag and appears to pull out a wallet.
He stays with that bin down the conveyer belt until he pushes it through, before putting his hand his pocket.
TSA theft is nothing new. A screener who stole a CNN camera and sold it on eBay was only caught because he forgot to take the ‘CNN’ stickers off of it. Tens of thousands have been accused of misconduct, about half multiple times.
What these TSA employees missed was that the correct way to steal from passengers at the airport is to be actual law enforcement and called it “civil forfeiture.”