CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The TSA—supposed to maintain the security of the traveling public—has a black eye on its record here in Charlotte. It confirmed for WCCB that a supervisor accused of theft was fired Wednesday.
The agency declined to release any more information, including the employee’s name, how long they’ve worked for the agency, and exactly what they’re accused of stealing. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were also unable to shed any light on the situation. A public information officer tells WCCB they aren’t aware of any arrests involving a TSA worker.
Passengers are pleased the employee was dismissed. Emily Kiefer says, “I think that they did the right thing, both for the public and the airport.”
“(It) made me think about what recently happened to me,” says northeast Charlotte resident Niya Carr. She was traveling from Connecticut to Charlotte after Christmas with five pieces of luggage. “The one with the most valuable things in it, the most important things in it, didn’t ever come out on the carrousel,” says Carr. She questions the integrity of TSA employees across the board after her experience. She says, “Just seems like there needs to be better internal controls here.”
Last January, another TSA employee was fired from Charlotte-Douglas after stealing $36 from a passenger’s checked bag.