Police: TSA Agent At JFK Stole $5K From Passenger

By Salon Staff
Published February 2, 2012 4:36PM (EST)

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Transportation Security Administration agent has stolen $5,000 from a passenger as he was going through security at a New York City airport.

Police and the TSA say Alexandra Schmid took the cash from a passenger's jacket as it went along an X-ray conveyor belt at around 8 p.m. Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Police spokesman Al Della Fave (fahv) says surveillance video showed Schmid wrapping the money in a plastic glove and taking it to a bathroom.

He says the money hasn't been recovered. Police are investigating whether Schmid gave it to another person in the bathroom.

Schmid was arrested on a charge of grand larceny. The name of her attorney wasn't immediately known.


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