Surprisingly the TSA has been out of the count for a while, but they came back strong today!
Two former TSA workers at JFK Airport pleaded guilty yesterday to grand larceny after they were caught swiping $40,000 from somebody’s luggage. Coumar Persad, 44, of Jackson Heights, Queens, and Davon Webb, 31, of the Bronx will each serve six months in jail for their crime, which was
perpetrated in January
after Persad X-rayed a piece of baggage headed for an American Airlines flight.
So two TSA miscreants incapable of getting any other employment see a fat wad of cash in someone’s checked luggage. They then opened the bag which they now looked at as their personal bank and made a $40,000 withdrawal. They didn’t completely drain their new bank account though leaving the balance at $130k.
The only reason they were busted was because one of their fellow workers reported them. The lesson in that is to provide a kickback to your coworkers.
State Sponsored Criminal Count 159: Coumar Persad
160: Davon Webb
Because a passengers luggage is merely a personal bank account for TSA agents. If there’s something in it they like, you’re not around to stop the theft, it’s a perfect criminal environment.