(NewsCore)(New York Post) - A Transportation Security Administration
screener was busted for allegedly stealing $5,000 from a passenger who
was going through a security checkpoint at New York's JFK airport, the
latest in a string of snafus by the federal agency, authorities said
Thursday. Alexandra Schmid, 31, of Brooklyn, was arrested after
she was seen on Terminal 4 surveillance cameras stealing the money from a
Bangladeshi national, Port Authority police said. The passenger
had placed his jacket on the belt so it could be scanned. After it was
scanned, the passenger complained that his money was missing. Port
Authority police spokesman Al Della Fave said Schmid was caught on
camera placing the money in a latex glove and then going to the bathroom
with it. Schmid was later arrested by Officer Joseph Opramalla and taken into custody.
-- who has worked for the TSA for four and a half years -- has been
charged with grand larceny and is awaiting arraignment in Queens
Criminal Court. The arrest is just the latest scandal to hit the TSA in the New York area.
Monday, the New York Post reported that a federal probe into allegedly
lax security at Newark Airport led to the suspension of eight workers
for everything from stealing from passengers to sleeping on the job to
failing to screen luggage for potential bombs
- The Post reported that hidden surveillance cameras caught several TSA screeners sleeping while on duty.
and Government Affairs Committee Hearing, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
comments on TSA pat-downs at the end of his time questioning TSA
Administrator John Pistole.
In: Regional News, Other News
Tags: TSA, screener, arrested, 5k, theft, ny, newyork, port, authority, rand, paul
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