Skip to comments.Two TSA agents busted at JFK Airport for stealing $160,000 from checked bags
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.
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Isn’t that what government employees do? Steal money from the rest of us?
TSA = Two Stealing Around.
The job sucks but the perks are great.
...when we don't get our cut."
If they were allowed to join a union, this wouldn’t have happened.
TSA = Two Stealing ALOT.
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?
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!"
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?
Ahh... no. I haven't. And I don't plan to, either. I web-conference. And enjoy the view from my deck.
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.
“Davon Webb, 30, and Couman Perad, who turned 36 today”
...I guess the a$$wipe that wrote the article felt it necessary to point out the thiefs b-day. To garner sympathy? Heeey Couman! It’s your birthday! You can go. Just don’t do it again!
Two Stealing Agents/A$$es
They will probably get 2 weeks off with pay as punishment.
Let’s see the faces of these upstanding aspiring union employees.
At least they told us they were Amish. :)
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!)
In the words of the immortal Al Jolson, you ain't seen nothing yet!
TSA —> Thugs Stealing Again.
But these guys didn't share and didn't return the nominal 10% back to us.
You forgot to take your meds this morning...
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.
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.
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.
Unionize them and they will be back to work in a week.
People who put their money in checked luggage probably deserve to have it stolen.
Ok, now you really don’t think that now, do you?
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.
Two TSA agents busted at JFK Airport for stealing $160,000 from checked bags
Tip of the iceberg?
"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."
Three guesses as to their race. First two don’t count. Just sayin’.
so much for TSA authorized locks.
just imagine international travel.
Nobody with that kinda cash is doing anything legal. Kudos to our TSA troops for thwarting whatever crime was about to be committed.
In my opinion, nothing new here. This is just more thugs and goons representative of this corruption-riddled Regime.
Never pack anything that you would be disappointed to never see again.
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.
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
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.
I rest my case -
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.
Interesting. Thanks for the ping.
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