Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Don't be surprised if your valuables are stolen at JFK Airport while TSA is feeling you up

Reportedly, there are are more than 200 thefts a day from baggage at JFK Airport.
Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate.

It’s happening as a result of inside jobs that aren’t being stopped, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports exclusively.

All Rita Lamberg has left is an empty jewelry drawer and pictures of the $160,000 worth of watches, rings and necklaces that were stolen from her baggage at JFK Airport.

“I am so sick. This is a lifetime, a lifetime of my savings,” Lamberg said.

But Lamberg isn’t alone. Law enforcement sources told Kramer that thefts at the airport have increased at a staggering and alarming rate. There are now more that 200 a day — and that’s every day. Baggage handlers, jetway workers and even security people are all in on the ongoing scam to steal you blind.
In many cases they are stealing the entire luggage. The Airline then tells you it was lost. Reporting thefts is bad for business.

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