Airport workers arrested for thefts

Airport workers arrested for thefts

There are 8 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Airport workers arrested for thefts. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A group of Delta Air Lines workers and baggage handlers at Bradley International Airport have been arrested on charges related of stealing items from travelers' bags.

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SGT Eric Mazzone

Higgins Lake, MI

#1 Mar 3, 2009
This happens at O'Hare in Chicago too. In 2007 I was returning to California from a one week leave here in Kalamazoo. I flew from O'Hare, I had checked a 24" computer monitor in its original box with the ticket agent.

It never made it to the plane, after arguing with the airline for 3 weeks and filing a claim for lost items, my claim was denied because, "computer equipment is not covered." However the airline would work with me to file a claim with my insurance company. So I would have to pay $250 to replace a $350 monitor that one of their employees stole from a Soldier.

As far as I'm concerned, that is treason and everyone involved should be thrown out of the US after paying back every cent owed to the passengers. Regardless if they can never afford to eat again.

That is why the airlines are never liable for lost items, they know their employees are thieves and they will steal everything that they can get their hands on.
uh oh

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Mar 4, 2009
Wouldn't it be great if there were cameras installed with access through the internet so everyone could watch the handling of our luggage?

I bet it would eliminate theft.
Brenda

Washington, DC

#3 Mar 4, 2009
I just wanted to comment on your report on the news last night regarding the thefts out of Bradley International Airport. I work for TSA at the airport and the comment where the reporter said "since travelers are no longer allowed to lock their luggage.." is not true. Travelers are allowed to lock their luggage. If they have it locked with their own lock or combination they need to wait while we clear the bag through screening and then they can leave to get on the plane. If it is locked with a TSA lock they do not have to wait since we have master TSA keys for these locks.

Just wanted to clarify.
Chuck

Rockford, MI

#4 Mar 5, 2009
Brenda wrote:
I just wanted to comment on your report on the news last night regarding the thefts out of Bradley International Airport. I work for TSA at the airport and the comment where the reporter said "since travelers are no longer allowed to lock their luggage.." is not true. Travelers are allowed to lock their luggage. If they have it locked with their own lock or combination they need to wait while we clear the bag through screening and then they can leave to get on the plane. If it is locked with a TSA lock they do not have to wait since we have master TSA keys for these locks.
Just wanted to clarify.
TSA sucks. All I see when I go to Detroit Metro is a bunch of lazy people sitting around talking on cell phones with their pants hanging down around their ankles. Don't look professional in anyway.
nobody

Sunnyside, WA

#5 Mar 5, 2009
Chuck wrote:
<quoted text>
TSA sucks. All I see when I go to Detroit Metro is a bunch of lazy people sitting around talking on cell phones with their pants hanging down around their ankles. Don't look professional in anyway.
You won't make any points with Brenda that way.

Since: Oct 08

Littleton, CO

#6 Mar 5, 2009
SGT Eric Mazzone wrote:
This happens at O'Hare in Chicago too. In 2007 I was returning to California from a one week leave here in Kalamazoo. I flew from O'Hare, I had checked a 24" computer monitor in its original box with the ticket agent.
It never made it to the plane, after arguing with the airline for 3 weeks and filing a claim for lost items, my claim was denied because, "computer equipment is not covered." However the airline would work with me to file a claim with my insurance company. So I would have to pay $250 to replace a $350 monitor that one of their employees stole from a Soldier.
As far as I'm concerned, that is treason and everyone involved should be thrown out of the US after paying back every cent owed to the passengers. Regardless if they can never afford to eat again.
That is why the airlines are never liable for lost items, they know their employees are thieves and they will steal everything that they can get their hands on.
TREASON?? Get real ...

Theft is theft .. plus $350 is not even grand larceny ... sorry it happened, but you are a little overboard with this ... UPS would have gotten it to it's destination, insured and in one piece ... you provided an easy target for the thief ... and they could care less you are a Sgt, Pvt or a General .. write it off you taxes ..

“IT IS EASY BEING GREEN!!!!”

Since: Feb 09

cranston,ri

#7 Mar 7, 2009
This is sad!! stealing off unsuspecting people!! and what is even worse JOBS are hard to come by these days!! with the economy and all states being in finantial debt! some really hardworking family would love to have those jobs!! just to be able to make a paycheck to support their family!! and these BOOBS take advantage in 2 ways stealing from the passengers and stealing from the hard working woman/man!! Really sad fire them and put them in jail!!then put them to work SHOVELING SH%$ for FREE!!
Chris

United States

#8 Mar 8, 2009
SGT Eric Mazzone wrote:
This happens at O'Hare in Chicago too. In 2007 I was returning to California from a one week leave here in Kalamazoo. I flew from O'Hare, I had checked a 24" computer monitor in its original box with the ticket agent.
It never made it to the plane, after arguing with the airline for 3 weeks and filing a claim for lost items, my claim was denied because, "computer equipment is not covered." However the airline would work with me to file a claim with my insurance company. So I would have to pay $250 to replace a $350 monitor that one of their employees stole from a Soldier.
As far as I'm concerned, that is treason and everyone involved should be thrown out of the US after paying back every cent owed to the passengers. Regardless if they can never afford to eat again.
That is why the airlines are never liable for lost items, they know their employees are thieves and they will steal everything that they can get their hands on.
Years back I used to fly United or American out of Chicago's ORD. We regular travelers knew back then what to pack and not pack otherwise it wouldn't get out of the airport. Sorry for your loss, but get real!! In the 80's they were stealing blowdryers/small radios/cameras. By the 00's, of course a computer would be taken... Especially after the rampers took paycuts knocking them down to $21 or 22 per hour...

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