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TSA under fire again as employees admit to repeatedly stealing money from passengers
UK Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/14/2011 5:29:27 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

A TSA supervisor stole money from passengers who went through his security checkpoint and accepted bribes and kickbacks from a colleague. Michael Arato, a supervisor at Newark Liberty Airport, admitted on Monday that he regularly took money from passengers during security screenings and deliberately targeted foreigners who could not speak much English. The 41-year-old, from Ewing, admitted in federal court that he permitted a worker he supervised to steal $10,000 to $30,000 in cash from traveller's bags over a 13-month period.

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TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; homeland; napolitano; security; tsa; tsapervs
Why is anyone surprised? It's what Obama is doing, only on a smaller scale.
1 posted on 02/14/2011 5:29:34 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

These tsa people who steal should be tried and shot by order of the court by firing squad.


2 posted on 02/14/2011 5:32:57 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Why is anyone surprised? It's what Obama is doing, only on a smaller scale.

Much, MUCH smaller...

3 posted on 02/14/2011 5:33:17 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

This is why the union thugs are pushing to get them in their unions as quickly as they can. Crooks!$!$!$!$!$


4 posted on 02/14/2011 5:33:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Aren’t we glad they made the screeners into professionals??

/s


5 posted on 02/14/2011 5:33:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Benchim
These tsa people who steal should be tried and shot by order of the court by firing squad.

They should be force to go through prison mock-ups of TSA like checks time and time again every day until death.

6 posted on 02/14/2011 5:35:44 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Gee, the Brits again..... ahhh...was this ever reported by ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC?


7 posted on 02/14/2011 5:35:52 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Do they have to give Big Sis her 5% of the take?


8 posted on 02/14/2011 5:36:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Feeling up passengers and physically molesting them isn’t enough for TSA scum. They also steal their money.

Expect the usual idiots to say getting their money stolen is a necessary price passengers have to pay to keep them safe from terrorists.


9 posted on 02/14/2011 5:37:15 PM PST by detective
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To: Aria

And now they will have a Union to protect them and no doubt will be allowed to steal a certain amount before any action. Just like the longshoremen before them..they will get a cut of everything that goes by them.
I’m sure this is being reported in the foreign press because foreigners are being targeted first.


10 posted on 02/14/2011 5:39:40 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

That’s why it was such a bad idea to make this tedious job a regular full-time career.

As a parttime or temporary situation, people end up moving on to other jobs before they can figure out how to rip off the passengers and more importantly before they know exactly how they are being observed and who they can trust not to snitch on them.

As a career, and now in a union-protected professional position, you got to see more of this- and the “solution” will be to hire still another group of government employees to keep this first group honest.


11 posted on 02/14/2011 5:40:33 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

This must be in Mexico or Myanmar or Belarus, right? No?

Hey, lets unionize the TSA. That should end the corruption, for sure. Right? No?


12 posted on 02/14/2011 5:40:33 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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Lock them in stocks right after the feel good stations. I am sure some of the people who were felt up for no reason will appreciate that.


13 posted on 02/14/2011 5:43:14 PM PST by jimpick
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To: GeronL

I still can hear that dweeb Daschle saying over and over like a mantra: You can’t professionalize unless you federalize......


14 posted on 02/14/2011 5:44:28 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
It should be easy enough for groups of honest citizens to witness each other putting valuables and/or cash into luggage about to be searched. If any of this isn't there when the luggage comes through, and you have five unrelated witnesses, it might do a lot to bring down the TSA.

ML/NJ

15 posted on 02/14/2011 5:44:54 PM PST by ml/nj
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time and time again every day until death.

Obama wants workers like this. They are his kind of people.

16 posted on 02/14/2011 5:48:38 PM PST by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: Red Badger

right. These people are stupid.


17 posted on 02/14/2011 5:54:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Aria
Gee, the Brits again..... ahhh...was this ever reported by ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC?

From ABC: TSA Supervisor Allegedly Stole Cash from Passenger Bags

From CBS: NJ Screener Admits Role In Thefts Of Air Travelers

From NBC: NJ screener admits role in thefts of air travelers

From CNN: Airport security officer granted bail in thefts

From MSNBC:Screener admits stealing from air travelers

18 posted on 02/14/2011 5:58:06 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Paraphrasing Chuck the Schmuck Shumer, “To felonize, you must federalize.”


19 posted on 02/14/2011 6:36:25 PM PST by kerosene
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Ya think even such an ox-headed bureaucracy as this would have gotten a clue from the drumbeat of complaints particularly centered around this loser.


20 posted on 02/14/2011 6:58:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
The operative words from the article: "A TSA statement said: 'TSA will continue to move swiftly and decisively to terminate any employee who engages in illegal activity on the job."

Simple termination ain't gonna get it.Arrest and prosecution is the only recourse with the ultimate goal of Federal Prison as a result.

21 posted on 02/14/2011 7:32:09 PM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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