CBS News is reporting about a passenger who’s jewelry was allegedly stolen by a sticky-fingered TSA Officer:
Terri Ivester was on her way to a family christening in Chicago when she ran into a snag at the security checkpoint at Logan Airport.
Terri Ivester says, “The TSA agent holds my backpack up, and um, says there’s a water bottle in this backpack, I’m going to have to take that.”
That’s when Ivester says the agent left the area with her bag.
George Nacara, who is head of the TSA at Logan, tells the I-Team that passengers have the right to stay with their bags.
Needless to say, when the bag was returned, her jewels were gone. And, of course, she didn’t discover it until the trail was cold.
Ivester says she continued through the security checkpoint and she never gave it another thought until she got dressed for the christening.
“I’m ready to put on my jewelry and I can’t find it,” she says.
She realized she was missing four pieces including a single strand of pearls and a double strand bracelet totaling $3,700.
The Boston CBS Affiliate has this story:
The TSA deceptively says that “only” 382 TSA Officers have been fired for stealing from passengers. What they don’t tell you is that they give each one the opportunity to resign before they’re fired. In truth, thousands of TSA officers have lost their jobs because they were caught stealing. And just last year, over 318 TSA agents were arrested for crimes against the travelling public.