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TSA Officer Arrested for Theft
Fox ^ | 16 Jun 2011 | JOHN PERERA

Posted on 06/17/2011 7:16:06 AM PDT by george76

HOUSTON - Police have arrested a Transportation Security Administration officer on accusations of theft.

The arrest was the result of an internal investigation, according to a TSA statement.

The employee was employed with the agency since 2002.

The TSA states the action of this officer does not reflect on the approximately 50,000 officers who work to protect the public.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: tsa; tsapervs

1 posted on 06/17/2011 7:16:07 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Only one arrested!? They ALL should be arrested for stealing money from the Treasury when they draw their checks.


2 posted on 06/17/2011 7:17:17 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: george76
The TSA states the action of this officer does not reflect on the approximately 50,000 officers who work to protect the public.

They all should be arrested for sexual assault.

3 posted on 06/17/2011 7:17:34 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: george76

Arrest for theft. Yeah, the government hates competition.


4 posted on 06/17/2011 7:18:28 AM PDT by all the best
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To: george76

Another Amish crime?


5 posted on 06/17/2011 7:20:38 AM PDT by blam
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To: george76
TSA states the action of this officer does not reflect on the approximately 50,000 officers who work to protect the public

... yes it does.

6 posted on 06/17/2011 7:20:49 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: george76

Another Amish crime?


7 posted on 06/17/2011 7:20:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: george76
...approximately 50,000 officers who work to protect the public.

Where are these 50,000 officers working? 'Cause it sure ain't at the airports.

8 posted on 06/17/2011 7:20:51 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: george76

When I was in the USAF, we were always told our individual actions reflected on the USAF, that we were ambassadors of a sort in civilian society. Guess what? Our USAF leadership was right.

This TSA agent reflects poorly on the TSA. Attempts to disassociate the TSA from this agent don’t impress me nearly as much as attempts to ensure this sort of thievery doesn’t happen again.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:35 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Coming soon...DADT for Christians!)
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To: george76
"The TSA states the action of this officer does not reflect on the approximately 50,000 officers who work to protect the public."

Bullshit.
10 posted on 06/17/2011 7:28:03 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: george76

Why are these fast-food company rejects called ‘officers’? They’re empolyees, workers, hired hands, space-taker-uppers. It insults military and police officers to call these union thugs ‘officers.’


11 posted on 06/17/2011 7:30:38 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Don't mend SS, end it.)
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To: george76

Does this really surprise anyone? I have heard of this before and out of TX..Houston to be exact just a couple of years ago. A lady from this area had a brand new pair of slacks, tags still on them..not in her bag when she got here. And son in law had some things taken from his checked bag last year..that was going out of JFK. I try to stem the theft by putting a list on top in each bag that states the tiems, color etc and in big bold letters, PASSENGER HAS COPY OF CONTENTS OF BAG ON BOARD... so far so good...


12 posted on 06/17/2011 7:31:00 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: celtic gal

oh we have a grandson who is TSA in DC..his parents are proud of him...I think it stinks...and I think this group of grab and gropers are disgusting. If I didn’t have to fly I wouldn’t.


13 posted on 06/17/2011 7:33:26 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: CitizenUSA
When I was in the USAF, we were always told our individual actions reflected on the USAF
I was USMC ('66-'69) and was told the same thing. We even had regulations for what and how we could wear our civvies off base.
It's always in the back of my mind to this day.
14 posted on 06/17/2011 7:33:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: celtic gal

We had some things stolen from our bags on the way to Europe. Sine the TSA can X-Ray your bags and open them it is easy to steal things from your luggage.


15 posted on 06/17/2011 7:37:26 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: george76
"The TSA states the action of this officer does not reflect on the approximately 50,000 officers who work to protect the public.

This statement appears everytime one of their bad egg's shows up in handcuffs.

16 posted on 06/17/2011 7:47:38 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: hal ogen

Why no name?


17 posted on 06/17/2011 7:50:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: celtic gal; lone star annie
celtic gal, I utilize the same notification technique that you shared.
I also advise contents have been photographed with a copy of that day's newspaper as further evidence.
18 posted on 06/17/2011 8:06:36 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: all the best

Oh. That’s good.


19 posted on 06/17/2011 8:19:59 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: george76

I am furious over this!

We flew from Miami to London three weeks ago and when we arrived at our hotel a number of items were missing from our checked luggage.

I have been fighting with American Airlines and can’t get any results!

The only time our luggage was out of sight for anyone to rummage through was when they carted it to TSA for screening and American Airlines told us we should just go to our gate.

We have traveled worldwide for 40 years and we have never had anything stolen from our checked baggage - EVER - UNTIL TSA GOT INVOLVED!


20 posted on 06/17/2011 8:20:33 AM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: celtic gal

That’s funny. I started putting a note just inside the bag that says, “TSA, there is nothing worth stealing in this bag”. They have stolen several items that have been more a nuciance than anything else, but it is the principal of it. They have free reign to steal whatever they want from us and they are paid by us. nice.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 8:26:56 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Texas resident

I travel to California to visit relatives each Christmas and take a cooler with several whole beef tenderloins and freeze packs along. It’s a naturally suspicious package that often gets inspected. Since the tenderloins are about 10 degees below zero and weign abougt five pounds apiece, none of them has been stolen. However, last year some creep stole two of my four freeze packs.


22 posted on 06/17/2011 8:45:08 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: celtic gal

Baggage handlers work for the airline. They are not TSA. TSA are government employees. Bush tried to insist on private contractors but the Dems wouldn’t stand for it. They need those union dues, ya know.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 9:16:05 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: george76
Taking
Stuff
Away

Treasonous
Sexual
Assault

Thousands
Standing
Around

Too
Stupid for
Arby's

24 posted on 06/17/2011 9:23:55 AM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
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To: not2worry

Same thing happened to us on our way to Paris. We did not realize anything was missing until we got to our hotel. We too are trying to deal with American Airlines for relief. I am not holding my breath.

This is disgusting. While in London, we met a pilot with AA and he said what is happening that a TSA agent is Xraying and then he signals to his buddy which bag to open and lift the loot.

Disgusting!!! My daughter lost a valuable necklace and bracelet and my husband lost an expensive leather jacket.


25 posted on 06/17/2011 11:29:34 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: george76
***The TSA states the action of this officer does not reflect on the approximately 50,000 officers who work to protect(hassle) the public.***
26 posted on 06/17/2011 12:25:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

TSA goons search your checked bags..they can have sticky fingers too. And if anything is missing..well I don’t much care if it is TSA or some baggage handler I will scream to high heaven about it..I did make an issue of the TSA locks and guess what? I was reimbursed for them!


27 posted on 06/17/2011 4:31:18 PM PDT by celtic gal
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