Cops: TSA agent stole $5K from JFK passenger
A passenger goes through the TSA security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport on Aug. 27, 2003 in New York. / Stephen Chernin/Getty Images
NEW YORK - Authorities say a Transportation Security Administration agent has stolen $5,000 from a passenger as he was going through security at a New York City airport.
Police and the TSA say Alexandra Schmid took the cash from a passenger's jacket as it went along an X-ray conveyor belt at around 8 p.m. Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Police spokesman Al Della Fave says surveillance video showed Schmid wrapping the money in a plastic glove and taking it to a bathroom.
He says the money hasn't been recovered. Police are investigating whether Schmid gave it to another person in the bathroom.
Schmid was arrested on a charge of grand larceny. The name of her attorney wasn't immediately known.
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