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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.
Originally posted by youdidntseeme
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Your story is way over the top. The fact that a BA agent knows that, and still nothing is being done. I am feeling the need for a sting operation anyone got a sacrificial laptop?
Originally posted by filosophia
these guys are Public Creeps #1. TSA, more like T&A. Abolish the TSA. Abolish Janet Napolitano. More paranoia over al-CIA-da. If the public knew the terrorists were state provided no one would support such immoral activity.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
It is pretty bad when they have to warn their passengers of the theivery that goes on via the TSA.
Edit to add...I have my laptop that is dead...hehe. I am flying again in a couple weeks, the same route. I shall check it this time and see. Wouldnt that be interesting.edit on 2/15/2011 by mblahnikluver because: add the sacrificing of my laptop
Originally posted by MysticPearl
Who's stupid enough to leave cash in a checked bag in the first place, or valuables in general? Of course I hate the fact TSA agents do this, but this type of thing happens all over. I know many people, as well as my self, who has had valuables stolen from checked bags when travelling abroad. It's happened for years.
The lesson? Don't check valuable items, or cash, which is not a very bright idea in the first place. I don't feel bad for people who have their purse stolen from their car when they leave it in plain view either, or get pickpocketed because they aren't aware of their surroundings.