List of top airports where TSA employees have been fired for theft

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KABC: The Top 20 US Airports for TSA Theft

    The Transportation Security Administration has fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from travelers, and for the first time, the agency is revealing the airports where those fired employees worked ...

    1. Miami International Airport (29)
    2. JFK International Airport (27)
    3. Los Angeles International Airport (24)
    4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (17)
    5. Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport (15)
    6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and New York-Laguardia Airport (14 each)
    8. Newark Liberty, Philadelphia International, and Seattle-Tacoma International airports (12 each)
    11. Orlando International Airport (11)
    12. Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport (10 each)
    14. Washington Dulles International Airport (9)
    15. Detroit Metro Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (7)
    17. Boston-Logan International, Denver International and San Diego International airports (6)
    20. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (5)

  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Check my math here, but I count 27 airports, not 20. Title should read something like "Airports with the top 20 number of fired TSA (They Steal Anything) employees"
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach


    I count 20.
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oh, now I see (duh)!! :oops: The numbering is not consecutive! {Note to self: Make an appointment with your optometrist...soon!}
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    This is just the tip of the iceberg.
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Holy crud! I have to admit that I often felt I was speaking in hyperbole when I stated that people willing to commit the interpersonal boundary violations the TSA requires of its clerks would necessarily be natural, compulsive thieves. I felt a bit goofy making the claim. It sounded over-the-top, even to me. I guess it's true. TSA clerks are very, very theft prone.
  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    This raises more questions than it answers.

    Why weren’t these screeners prosecuted for theft instead of just being fired?

    Why weren’t the passengers whose property was stolen reimbursed by TSA or the screeners?

    Why did TSA cover this up and conceal evidence from the local police?

    Isn’t TSA obstructing justice by sweeping this under the rug?

    maybe we should contact the States Attorneys in these states and counties/cities and ask them how they are handling this issue or if if they were informed by TSA.
    phoebepontiac likes this.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Austin / Culture Map: Security fail: DFW ranks no. 6 in airport thefts

    Between 2002 and December 2011, the Transportation Security Administration — the body charged with passenger security and safety — fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from travelers. On Tuesday, ABC News released figures that break down the firings by airport, revealing, unsurprisingly, that most of the airports in the top 20 for TSA theft also experience the highest traveler volume. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (which is fourth in the U.S. in terms of passenger boardings) tied with New York's LaGuardia Airport for no. 6 on the theft list, with 14 employees fired at each.
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Aviation Pros: McCarran ranks 5th for TSA officers fired for theft

    The Transportation Security Administration office serving McCarran International Airport had the fifth highest number of officers fired for theft in the country in the last 10 years, a broadcast report says. ABC News reported that 15 TSA officers at McCarran were fired between 2002 and December 2011. The network reported the number of theft firings from 20 airports, based on data from the TSA obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Las Vegas Weekly: Conversation starters: McCarran’s sticky-fingered TSA officers and more

    According to ABC News, Transportation Security Administration officers at McCarran have somewhat sticky fingers—15 were fired between 2002 and 2011 for theft, fifth most in the country behind Miami, New York’s JFK, LA and Atlanta. ... It’s common sense to keep an eye on your bags; perhaps it’s time to keep an eye on the TSA, too.
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Are the airports with the highest firings doing a bit more to watch the TSA screeners? If so attention should be focused on the airports with the least firings.

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