To Serve, to Protect and...to Steal If TSA workers steal from the people they are supposed to be protecting, how can they be trusted to keep the nation safe from terrorism? By Spencer Wilking The eBay seller known as "Alirla" sold high-priced electronics at rock bottom prices, shipping laptops, digital cameras and GPS units to eager buyers all over the world. Screener theft: Pythias Brown responsible for the largest one-man theft ring in the short history of TSA. TSA luggage theft at LAX: How common is this? (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) June 24, 2011|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger In the last two months, two U.S. Transportation Security Administration officers have been arrested on suspicion of stealing from passenger luggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) -- incidents that leave me worrying about how often such theft happens. Judging from official statistics, it seems rare -- or maybe the culprits just don't get caught very often. TSA and thefts from luggage at LAX: How common is this? - Los Angeles Times Today in Travel's Logo Two TSA Screeners at JFK Charged with Theft February 17, 2011 10:25 am by Carl Unger Two TSA screeners at New York's JFK Airport are charged with stealing cash from passengers' bags. According to msnbc, "Comar Persad, 36, and Davon Webb, 30, are expected to each face three felony chargesgrand larceny, conspiracy and possession of stolen propertyand one misdemeanor charge of official misconduct, authorities said. Two TSA Screeners at JFK Charged with Theft - SmarterTravel.com And this is what your tax dollar pays for aside from patting down old ladies and toddlers.