Orlando No. 11 in thefts by TSA workers

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:42am EDT

Orlando International Airport was ranked No. 11 in thefts by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, ABC News reports.
Between 2002 through December 2011, there were 11 TSA employees fired for theft at OIA.
The report comes on the heels of a Sept. 27 ABC News report of an iPad left behind at an Orlando security checkpoint being tracked to the home of an Orlando TSA security officer.
Winter Park’s U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., has been critical of the agency and pushed for the screening of passengers to be handed over to private contractors.
Orlando-Sanford International Airport received backing from the TSA in June to move its federal airline passenger screening system to private security operations under federal supervision.
In addition, Florida was also home to the No. 1 airport in the U.S. for thefts by TSA employees. The Miami International Airport had 29 employees fired for theft during the same period, ABC reports.

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