A just-released Government Accountability Office report shows that Transportation Security Administration misconduct is on the rise — and significantly. Reported instances of theft, sleeping on the job and granting family and friends reprieves from intrusive screenings have increased by 26 percent over the last three years.
Also on the list of misconduct, CNN reported: Leaving work without supervisors’ permission.
GAO said 56 screeners have been caught stealing, too. Two former TSA workers pleaded guilty in 2012 from stealing $40,000 from a passenger’s bag at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. And a year earlier, another former TSA worker admitted in court to stealing between $10,000 and $30,000 during his security screens at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, CNN reported.