TSA workers arrested for using stolen placards

TSA workers arrested for using stolen placards

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This March 9, 2013 photo shows almost non existent lines at a TSA security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

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by JASON WHITELY

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WFAA

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 6 at 3:15 PM

D/FW AIRPORT – Police arrested eight employees of the Transportation Security Administration along with an American Eagle worker after a monthslong investigation into stolen parking placards that provided cheap access to D/FW Airport Employee Parking lots. 

The case began in March, airport police said, when American Eagle reported someone stole 129 employee parking placards from its office inside Terminal B.

Airport police said it discovered some of the placards had been sold for $100 each to TSA employees so they could park in DFW Employee Parking Lots. TSA workers normally pay $400 annually for the placards, the airport said.

The American Eagle employee faces one count of Class A misdemeanor theft for taking the placards from the airline office. 

Police arrested one TSA employee on a felony charge of theft of service for selling a small number of the placards to colleagues. 

The remaining seven TSA employees face misdemeanor theft of service charges. 

Airport police have not released names of the accused yet saying the investigation is still underway. 

E-mail: jwhitely@wfaa.com

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