Dozens of TSA Officials Had Identities Stolen in Boston Security Breach

A Massachusetts couple has been charged with perpetrating widespread identity theft against dozens of Transportation Security Agency officials in Boston, Reuters reported.

A federal grand jury accused Michael Derring, 48, and Tina White, 47, of stealing personal information including the Social Security numbers of TSA workers at Boston's Logan International Airport.

There was no indication the private information of the security screeners was given to militant groups, Reuters reported, but the case suggests federal officials may be vulnerable to identity theft.

Prosecutors said that between July 2008 and December 2009 the couple obtained information on TSA screeners from a relative of Derring's who worked as a contractor for the TSA in Boston.

The grand jury alleged that the couple used the stolen information to obtain cable television and utilities for themselves and for others, whom they charged as customers. The two will face charges of conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.

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