TSA agents fired over groping scheme allegations

Apr 14, 2015 1:04 PM by News Staff, Photo: Wikipedia / Jacinta Quesada / MGN

DENVER (AP) - Two security agents at Denver International Airport have been fired over allegations they manipulated passenger screening systems to allow one of them to grope male travelers.

Denver television station KCNC obtained law enforcement reports that found a Transportation Security Administration supervisor saw a female screener coordinating with a male screener in February to allow him to grope the crotch of a male passenger he thought was attractive.

The female agent is accused of setting the computer to indicate a woman was being screened so the machine would find an anomaly in the genital area, requiring a pat-down.

She told the supervisor that it had happened at least 10 other times.

In a statement Tuesday, TSA spokesman Ross Feinstein confirmed the firings and called the alleged acts "egregious and intolerable."


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