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A TSA airport screener at Charlotte's Airport is the latest TSA officer to be fired for stealing from passengers. 52-year-old Reggie Edwards allegedly stole $36.00 from a passenger's suitcase on New Year's Day.
Edwards is on a growing list of abour 400 TSA officers to be fired for theft since the agency was created in 2003.
ABC News has been conducted an in depth investigation into the problem, which is rather extensive. iPads were left behind on purpose at security checkpoints at ten airports across the country. In Orlando, the iPad that was stolen had a tracking device on it and it was later found at the home of a TSA agent.
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has asked the TSA to conduct random sting operations on its agents to test whether they're trustworthy. They did just that back in December at New York's JFK Airport and an agent was busted.
The TSA still maintains theft is not a widespread problem. Trouble is, if you're the one who becomes the victim, it really doesn't matter does it? And now we have a new case on our hands so apparently there's still work to do.
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