A former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent sentenced to three years in prison in 2009 for stealing from passengers’ luggage told ABC News that theft by TSA agents was common during his employment.
Pythias Brown, who stole more than $800,000 in items from passengers’ luggage over four years working at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, said a culture of indifference and impunity led to a widespread stealing by TSA agents.
ABC reports that the TSA has fired 381 officers for theft between 2003 and 2012, including 11 so far in this year.
Here’s Brown’s interview with ABC:
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