Arrested TSA Employee TSA Employee Eric Richard Dunlap at Columbia Regional Arrested

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  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

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  2. Oh goody, it's spring, and that means TSA arrest season again!
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I see...So the flight delays are NOT from the sequester. The TSA is simply shorthanded after all these sting operations :(
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    How long will it take for TSA to realize that background checks only tell you about a persons past? If it's a TSA employee odds are good that they are a thief.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    So do we have a picture of this latest (expletive deleted)?
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Found it -- for some reason KOMU is putting the front & side muggies in the teasers about the articles but not in the articles themselves.

    If anyone spots a larger version of this ugly mug, leave a link & I'll update it.

    Note the sloping forehead on the side view, would be interesting to know the ground-to-knuckle offset ...
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Season? I thought it was open arrest on smurf-clerks year round.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Don't worry. Rugape will be along shortly to explain why the background checks and "behavioral detection" never manage to prevent theft by TSA employees.
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Quick work, based on complaints the day before! From and KOMU update :
  10. TSA News Blog

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    Yawn. Just another day in the TSA.​
    Columbia Police confirmed Friday afternoon that Department of Homeland Security officials arrested a TSA employee in the Columbia Regional Airport parking lot around 7 a.m. Thursday.​
    Columbia police identified the employee as 32-year-old Eric Richard Dunlap of Jefferson City, Dunlap is suspected of felony stealing.​
    Columbia Police Sergeant Joe Bernhard said the arrest took place after what he called a Department of Homeland Security honesty check. As part of the honesty check, a DHS official posed as a traveler gave Dunlap a bag with $500 inside, claiming he found it at the airport.​
    Bernhard said officials then saw Dunlap leave the airport Thursday morning with the bag and arrested him.​
    By the way, if this were a random attempt to entrap somebody, I’d be against it. You shouldn’t be going around handing random people bags of cash to test whether they give it back or not. Sad fact is that plenty of people — most, probably — wouldn’t return it. So let’s not get on our high horse here. That’s not what this is about. TSA agent Dunlap was targeted because it was already suspected that he’d been stealing from passengers’ bags:​
    Columbia Public Works Public Information Specialist Steven Sapp said the arrest came after reports from passengers at Columbia Regional had notified TSA and Department of Homeland Security officials that they believed items were missing from their bags. Officials then identified Dunlap, the employee suspected of removing the items from their bags, after reviewing video surveillance footage.​
    But again, logic and common sense dictate that there’s much more theft going on than we’ll ever know about. We’ve written about tons of it here at TSA News. It’s impossible to know about it all.​
    (Photo: Nisha A/Flickr Creative Commons)
  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And no bag limit.

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