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TSA Worker at DFW Airport Pleads Guilty to Stealing Passenger's Cash

TSA Worker at DFW Airport Pleads Guilty to Stealing Passenger's Cash

It's not like anyone needs another reason to hate the Transportation Security Administration, whose groping and overly revealing body scans have made air travel only slightly less unpleasant than riding Greyhound. Yet the agents at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport seem keen on providing more of them.

Last month, it was the arrest of almost two dozen agents who were engaged in a hard-to-explain but apparently lucrative scheme involving stolen parking placards. This month, it's a TSA agent who just straight-up took a passenger's money.

The agent, Markeia Mimms, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing $700 cash.

Federal court documents don't say exactly how she stole the cash, only that "it had only come into her possession and under her control by virtue of her authority as a TSA Officer with the expectation that it would be returned."

So, maybe she came upon while searching someone's bag. Maybe it came up during a cavity search. Either way, she wasn't supposed to take it.

Mimms now faces up to a year in prison.


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