Arrested TSA Employee TSA agent Reggie Edwards at North Carolina airport nabbed for stealing money from traveler’s suitcas

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  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Back to business as usual at TSA.
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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tsa-agent-caught-stealing-money-suitcase-article-1.1234370
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Happy New Year!!!

    Only caught stealing $36, which will be a minor slap on the wrist. One has to wonder how much he'd already stolen ... successfully.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    $36 or $3600 Reggie Edwards has proven he is not to be trusted and should not be anywhere in government service except as an inmate. Every TSA employee who is caught and convicted of any wrong doing while on the job should get an all expense paid trip to Gitmo.
     
  4. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I just don't understand,

    1 ~ stealing is wrong, period
    2 ~ $36? For $36 you are going to risk your job and a criminal record, and by extension the ability to be employed in a large amount of places?

    I just don't understand. If it is proven and he is convicted/pleads I hope they toss the whole book at him. My only regret is that they only caught him for a $36 theft, which is a misdemeanor in NC (if I am not mistaken). A felony conviction would carry better weight in the punishment department.
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Typical TSA employee. No ability to use whatever bit of intelligence they may have.

    edit to add:

    I would bet that if someone pulled a credit report on this guy you would see a high debt load. Or, involvement in drugs, alcohol, or both money issues and substance abuse problems.
     
  6. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I would not take that bet, I have seen just as many people that took stuff just because they could, or because of the thrill.

    *Not here at GSO, but in previous walks of my life.
     
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  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    In this economy, there are a lot of people who have (recent) credit/debt problems, which is its own punishment. Assuming that is some kind of criminality, linking that to what should be private information in America, is why fusion centers are a bad idea. I'm sure there is a correlation, just saying that there are a lot of non-criminals with newly poor credit, debtors who don't deserve to be painted with the same brush.
    Being pushed off the last few rungs of the middle-class, debt/poverty, is not a crime.
    Thieving is.
     
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Oh yes, at every level. And because they think they can get away with it.
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    There are lots of people who overspend their budgets but in many cases that I have seen high debt is an indication of something else going on. It could be loss of jobs, medical issues, and other such things but all to often when people get in to deep other things start to happen. Many of us go into survival mode and then all bets are off.

    Beign pushed off the last rungs of middle class is not a crime, how one deals with it can very well be.
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    You have those types too, but from my observances people who take things, especially like in this case only taking $36, is indicative of other issues. Could be financial or something else but I would still bet there is another issue in play.
     
  11. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I wonder how he was caught/identified?
    I wonder if this person took lots more, or if he is offered-up while near wholesale theft is untouched?
    Not saying it's okay by any means, just wondering aloud about the context as related to other "issues in play."
     
  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The article claims he was caught stealing. Could be another employee, video monitoring, or even a sting.

    I would again bet that if he was willing to take $36 dollars then no amount was off limits. Damn hard to prove that a few bucks cash in a persons pocket isn't theirs. Perhaps TSA is trying to find these kinds of people. Probably a never ending job.
     
  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

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