NEW YORK – Two Transportation Security Administration agents have been arrested on charges of stealing $40,000 from luggage at a New York City airport.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says the theft occurred at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 30 when TSA agent Persad Coumar X-rayed a piece of luggage and spotted what appeared to be a wad of cash in it.
The district attorney says Coumar phoned fellow TSA officer Davon Webb and they worked together to steal $40,000 from the bag. He says they met in a bathroom, divided up the cash and hid it in their clothes.
Brown says the money was recovered from their homes.
Coumar and Webb were being held Wednesday and couldn't be reached for comment. They were awaiting arraignment on charges including grand larceny.