Convicted TSA Officer Reveals Secrets of Thefts at Airports

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Monica47, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/convi...hefts-airports/story?id=17339513#.UGXE3o5LpFK

    A convicted TSA security officer says he was part of a "culture" of indifference that allowed corrupt employees to prey on passengers' luggage and personal belongings with impunity, thanks to lax oversight and tip-offs from TSA colleagues.​
    "It was very commonplace, very," said Pythias Brown, a former TSA officer at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey who admits he stole more than $800,000 worth of items from luggage and security checkpoints over a four-year period.​
    "It was very convenient to steal," he said.​
     
  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    oh i love to see how blabbingBob is going to spin this one. though I'm going to guess he'll ignore it and dribble about some other nonsense.
     
  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  4. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member


    He already has... Pure crap and a compilation of everything they've ever said about one of their criminals.
     
  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    How many claims out of this $800K in cash and property were denied by TSA? I'd bet nearly all of them.

    Did Pythias or TSA ever reimburse the people who had their things stolen? Maybe a class action suit by the victims is in order.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Best title yet from the Son-of-Pravda News Service ...

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

    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. Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.


    RE: the aforementioned Brazilian virgin: If you win the auction, it appears you have to collect on a flight from Johannesburg to Rio; seems she somehow thinks that will keep her from being fingered as a hooker. Good news is that at least you won't have to share with TSA.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    If one caught employee thieved $800K in goods, and 381 employees have been caught since 2003, any range estimates for the accomplishments of the solo, let alone organized, TSA crime spree? Using standard ratios for numbers of criminals caught to those not...
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's a growth industry!
     

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