Two TSA Screeners Charged with Stealing $40,000
Port Authority police busted two Transportation Safety Administration employees for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from checked baggage at John F. Kennedy Airport, NBCNewYork.com reports.
Comar Persad, 36, and Davon Webb, 30, are expected to each face three felony charges — grand larceny, conspiracy and possession of stolen property — and one misdemeanor charge of official misconduct, authorities said. The report says that $39,980 has been recovered in connection with the investigation.
The TSA condemned the behavior of the accused thieves and said in a statement that the agency has a "zero tolerance policy" for theft in the workplace.
"The disgraceful actions of a few should not reflect negatively on the approximately 50,000 TSA officers across the country who work each day to keep the traveling public safe," the TSA statement said. The statement added that it's in the process of terminating both men.