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Two TSA agents busted at JFK Airport for stealing $160,000 from checked bags
New York Post ^ | February 16, 2011 | Phillip Messing

Posted on 02/16/2011 12:40:46 PM PST by Citizen X_Area 51

Two TSA agents were busted today at Kennedy Airport for stealing $160,000 in cash from bags, authorities said.

Davon Webb, 30, and Couman Perad, who turned 36 today, were arrested after admitting they had regularly stolen from checked bags, sources said.

In one instance, Perad, who joined the Transportation Security Administration in 2002, and Webb, who has been an agent since 2004, stole $39,000 on Jan. 30 from a bag at Terminal 8, sources said.

The passenger whose money was stolen was on his way to Argentina, sources said.

The $39,000 was later found in their homes after TSA notified Port Authority police, sources said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: donttsamebro; jfk; security; tsa; tsapers; tsapervs

1 posted on 02/16/2011 12:40:50 PM PST by Citizen X_Area 51
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Isn’t that what government employees do? Steal money from the rest of us?


2 posted on 02/16/2011 12:42:37 PM PST by all the best
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

TSA = Two Stealing Around.


3 posted on 02/16/2011 12:42:38 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

The job sucks but the perks are great.


4 posted on 02/16/2011 12:43:53 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51
You cannot burglarize unless you federalize.
5 posted on 02/16/2011 12:44:01 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51
In a statement, TSA said it has "a zero-tolerance policy on theft in the workplace

...when we don't get our cut."

6 posted on 02/16/2011 12:45:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

If they were allowed to join a union, this wouldn’t have happened.


7 posted on 02/16/2011 12:46:26 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: RexBeach
TSA = Two Stealing Around.

TSA = Two Stealing ALOT.

8 posted on 02/16/2011 12:49:13 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51
TSA stealing...well that speaks for itself. BUT...who would have $160,000 in their luggage heading out of the country? Seems only someone trying to avoid taxes would carry cash. There is more to this story than just TSA thieves.
9 posted on 02/16/2011 12:49:28 PM PST by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: Steely Tom

Have you flown lately and taken a look at who is holding the wands, patting you down, going through your carry on?
Take these folks out of their TSA Uniforms and put them in street clothes — hmmmmmmmmm, what do you think?


10 posted on 02/16/2011 12:51:24 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Citizen X_Area 51
...and Couman Perad, who turned 36 today...

What's the point of that? "Oh, it's his birthday!, well, we'll let this slide then"

how about, "happy birthday!, here's a nice shiny pair of bracelets for ya!"

11 posted on 02/16/2011 12:53:50 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

It seems like a lot of thieving goes on with TSA agents.
This is what you get when you staff an armed Federal Agency from the welfare rolls and the refuse off the streets.
If the TSA isn’t getting its jollies from groping people then they are pilfering baggage. And, now they want a union. Aren’t they crooked enough already?


12 posted on 02/16/2011 12:53:56 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Mr. Wright
Have you flown lately and taken a look at who is holding the wands, patting you down, going through your carry on? Take these folks out of their TSA Uniforms and put them in street clothes — hmmmmmmmmm, what do you think?

Ahh... no. I haven't. And I don't plan to, either. I web-conference. And enjoy the view from my deck.

13 posted on 02/16/2011 12:54:06 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Very, very unusual for any kind of prosecution to over thefts from airline baggage. If you’re traveling, if you have to check bags, nothing of any value can be placed in them. Should you find something missing you’ll get zero cooperation from the airlines.


14 posted on 02/16/2011 12:54:22 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

“Davon Webb, 30, and Couman Perad, who turned 36 today”

...I guess the a$$wipe that wrote the article felt it necessary to point out the thiefs b-day. To garner sympathy? Heeey Couman! It’s your birthday! You can go. Just don’t do it again!


15 posted on 02/16/2011 12:54:23 PM PST by albie
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To: RexBeach

Two Stealing Agents/A$$es


16 posted on 02/16/2011 12:55:18 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: albie

They will probably get 2 weeks off with pay as punishment.


17 posted on 02/16/2011 12:56:31 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Let’s see the faces of these upstanding aspiring union employees.


18 posted on 02/16/2011 12:56:31 PM PST by Enten (How's that hopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: albie

At least they told us they were Amish. :)


19 posted on 02/16/2011 12:59:25 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

Yes, unless it was a set-up (which it doesn’t sound like it), I am surprised the passenger didn’t get arrested for trying to take that much cash with him. (Who would be that stupid to check any cash? I am scared to death of them stealing valuables/cash from my carry-on while I go through security; I wouldn’t dare check it. I am just worried about them stealing my underwear and sweaters!)


20 posted on 02/16/2011 1:00:21 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: BuffaloJack; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
If the TSA isn’t getting its jollies from groping people then they are pilfering baggage. And, now they want a union. Aren’t they crooked enough already?

In the words of the immortal Al Jolson, you ain't seen nothing yet!

21 posted on 02/16/2011 1:01:01 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Lazamataz

TSA —> Thugs Stealing Again.


22 posted on 02/16/2011 1:02:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: all the best
Isn’t that what government employees do? Steal money from the rest of us?

But these guys didn't share and didn't return the nominal 10% back to us.

23 posted on 02/16/2011 1:03:19 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: albie
...I guess the a$$wipe that wrote the article felt it necessary to point out the thiefs b-day. To garner sympathy? Heeey Couman! It’s your birthday! You can go. Just don’t do it again!

You forgot to take your meds this morning...

24 posted on 02/16/2011 1:05:33 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: Enten; et al

Like other posters here.... these clowns want us to let them UNIONIZE????? Ya Shure... we’ll get right on that. Then through tenure, union thug protection, they will NEVER get fired, have more cahoonies when they are groping us.

Disgusting. Unionization must be “nipped in the bud” - ala Barney Fife.


25 posted on 02/16/2011 1:05:46 PM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Like Reagan said, Government IS the problem.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I have had three instances of petty thievery from my checked luggage, and the airline has sent me directly to TSA to file a complaint. The airline has thrown up their hands and disavowed any responsibility for what is a widespread TSA problem.

I reminded the airlines that they are the bailee for my goods shipped under a contract of carriage. However the only apparent recourse is against the TSA/DHS, and a lot of good that will do.

So if the integrity of TSA screeners cannot resist the temptation to petty theft, how effective are they against graver risks?

If they can take something out of my luggage,and out of the screening area, then they can put something in.


26 posted on 02/16/2011 1:07:17 PM PST by ThirdMate
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer
Seems only someone trying to avoid taxes would carry cash.

Drug rings are paid in US dollars for their dope sales in the U.S. Somebody has to carry the cash back to the supplier.

27 posted on 02/16/2011 1:07:41 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Unionize them and they will be back to work in a week.


28 posted on 02/16/2011 1:09:06 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

People who put their money in checked luggage probably deserve to have it stolen.


29 posted on 02/16/2011 1:13:03 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Ok, now you really don’t think that now, do you?


30 posted on 02/16/2011 1:19:01 PM PST by Mr. K (At some point, a productive person chooses to stop acquiescing in his own slavery)
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To: ThirdMate

I believe that checked bags are quasi-systematically gone through...and if there is any kind of flight delay where the bags are in luggage-purgatory for an extended time, you can count on the disappearance of *anything* of value. I don’t know whether it’s TSA or airline personnel...it’s immaterial, your stuff will be gone. I had a carton of $1.50/pack smokes that I thought had been pretty well disguised...gone. You really have no recourse whatsoever; you cannot prove you had the item(s) in your bags, and the people you talk to have utterly zero interest in causing any problems on their side of things. Just another reason, for me, not to fly.


31 posted on 02/16/2011 1:26:48 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: all the best; Citizen X_Area 51; warsaw44; ColdOne; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; ...
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Two TSA agents busted at JFK Airport for stealing $160,000 from checked bags

Tip of the iceberg?

Related article:

"TSA comes under fire again as EMPLOYEES ADMIT to REPEATEDLY STEALING money from passengers

"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.

"He admitted to collecting $3,100 over one week to 'look the other way' while his colleague carried out the thefts from travellers.

"In return the colleague would give some of the money to Arato, who also admitted to stealing some himself at his security checkpoint in Terminal B."

More here:

http://tinyurl.com/4nulrzt

32 posted on 02/16/2011 1:28:59 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Three guesses as to their race. First two don’t count. Just sayin’.


33 posted on 02/16/2011 1:29:34 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: ThirdMate

so much for TSA authorized locks.

just imagine international travel.


34 posted on 02/16/2011 1:31:32 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51
In one instance, Perad, who joined the Transportation Security Administration in 2002, and Webb, who has been an agent since 2004, stole $39,000 on Jan. 30 from a bag at Terminal 8, sources said.

Nobody with that kinda cash is doing anything legal. Kudos to our TSA troops for thwarting whatever crime was about to be committed.

</sarcasm>

35 posted on 02/16/2011 1:34:57 PM PST by Mr.Unique (Global Emergency!)
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To: LucyT

In my opinion, nothing new here. This is just more thugs and goons representative of this corruption-riddled Regime.


36 posted on 02/16/2011 1:35:43 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
My rule is :

Never pack anything that you would be disappointed to never see again.

37 posted on 02/16/2011 1:43:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Mr.Unique
</sarcasm>

I should have read the entire thread before posting what I thought was an outrageous joke. It seems a few statists already commented on the cash.

38 posted on 02/16/2011 1:45:47 PM PST by Mr.Unique (Global Emergency!)
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To: Enten
Let’s see the faces of these upstanding aspiring union employees.

Port Authority police arrested to TSA employees for allegedly stealing about $160,000 worth of property from plane passengers over a period of time. --Todd Maisel

Read More:  http://www.nydailynews.com  

39 posted on 02/16/2011 1:51:28 PM PST by Mr.Unique (Global Emergency!)
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To: Paladin2
A good rule; Still, my point is: You probably formulated that rule upon one time losing a bag and having to accept cash compensation or the lack of Bermuda shorts for a day or two while the airline found it. I can accept that. Once in a while, a bag will go missing, and yes, if it happens to be yours, it will suck.

But it's kind of a different story to come to understand that bags held in any kind of storage area during delays (very common) are systematically gone thru by bureaucratically-protected personnel within a regime that tolerates (despite its' BS protests) a de-facto standard practice of brazenly searching for and stealing loose valuables.

You thought you were checking your bags. Checking your bags was an adjunct to traveling, perhaps for biz, perhaps for pleasure. You come to find out you were sailing on the Indian Ocean, 6 miles off the coast of Somalia.

40 posted on 02/16/2011 2:09:20 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: LucyT

I rest my case -


41 posted on 02/16/2011 2:30:55 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
People who put their money in checked luggage probably deserve to have it stolen.

At SAT last month, I had my flashlight disappear from my backpack & my boyfriend's pricey watch disappeared. His watch was in the plastic bin. My flashlight was in my backpack. His watch wasn't in the bin after it went through the screening machine. He went right back, and was told, the guy who checked your stuff just left, change of shift.

42 posted on 02/16/2011 2:52:46 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: LucyT

Interesting. Thanks for the ping.


43 posted on 02/17/2011 7:17:10 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - World Disaster Map)
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To: BuffaloJack
If the TSA isn’t getting its jollies from groping people then they are pilfering baggage. And, now they want a union. Aren’t they crooked enough already?

When you think 'TSA', remember - you have a liberal to thank...

44 posted on 02/17/2011 7:20:03 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - World Disaster Map)
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