This doesn't help their reputation...
"Honolulu Airport Screeners Suspected In Luggage-Theft Investigation
Japanese Tourists Were Apparent Targets
POSTED: 2:07 pm EST March 16, 2005
UPDATED: 5:59 pm EST March 16, 2005
HONOLULU -- Authorities have placed four Transportation Security Administration screeners at Honolulu International Airport on leave for suspected theft from passengers' luggage.
The move was made after about a four-month investigation, Honolulu television station KITV reported.
The screeners taken into custody accused of stealing money out of the luggage they were in charge of searching, sources told the station. They said Japanese tourists were being targeted.
The crime the four screeners are accused of is a felony. Indictments could come in the next few weeks. Each of the accused workers could face prison time.
It is not a problem that's unique to Hawaii. There are airport security screeners on the mainland who have also been arrested on suspicion of theft, accused of ripping off millions of dollars out of passenger luggage, purses and briefcases. Many claims allege thefts both at baggage and security checkpoints run by the TSA."
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[Edited 2005-03-20 07:56:52]