Arrested TSA Employee TSA officer at LAX suspected of stealing $100 from wallet being screened

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Monica47, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    A Transportation Security Administration officer was arrested Friday at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of stealing $100 out of a passenger's wallet as it passed through a screening machine, police said.
    Clyde Reese, 47, of Gardena was arrested shortly after 8 a.m., when the airline passenger reported money missing from his wallet to officers at Terminal 5, Los Angeles Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said.
    The victim had placed his wallet and other personal belongings in a bin to pass through the X-ray machine. Reese, who was standing at the conveyor belt, watched the bin pass through the screener, and said it needed to go through a second time, Ortiz said.
    When the bin emerged from the machine, the victim's wallet was open and his credit cards were scattered inside, Ortiz said.
    The victim, whose boss had given him $500 for business expenses, determined $100 was missing, she said.
    Police arrested Reese on suspicion of theft. He was booked at the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Division station.
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Must have bailed, not in the L.A. jail system.
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    For $100? Probably ROR.

    And unless the victim wrote down serial numbers it's going to be hard to prove in court.
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    If only there were cameras at the checkpoint that could resolve this.
  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Please. You know as well as I do that when Freedom Fluffers do wrong the camera is either inoperative or pointing in the other direction.
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Sorry. The forum software ate my <sarcasm> tags.
  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I usually use the vomit smiley. :td:
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Wish I could find a list of all 382 ...

    ABC News: Cops Nab Alleged TSA Thief; Hundreds Already Fired

    A TSA employee working in a Los Angeles airport could become the 382nd worker fired from the security agency for allegedly stealing from travelers, a years-long problem highlighted in a recent ABC News investigation.
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Just a random list of 382 TSA employees would give the same results.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    My buddy Chester the Molester needs to be able to find articles about their arrests & convictions so he can blog about he accomplishments of these dedicated public employees.

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