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.In many cases they are stealing the entire luggage. The Airline then tells you it was lost. Reporting thefts is bad for business.
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.