The TSA office serving Orlando International Airport had the 11th highest number of officers fired for theft in the country in the last 10 years, a broadcast report says.
ABC News reported that 15 TSA officers at MCO were fired between 2002 and December 2011. The network reported the number of theft firings from 20 airports, based on data from the TSA obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Last month, ABC News did an investigation of the TSA, leaving iPads at different TSA security checkpoints in airports throughout the country where high amounts of theft had been reported. Though employees at nine out of ten of the airports followed proper procedure and contacted the number that had been placed on the iPad, at an airport in Orlando, it disappeared. Two weeks later, employees for ABC News tracked the iPad to the house of TSA worker Andy Ramirez, who initially denied having it. The ABC News employees then activated the iPadís tracker alarm, which indicated that it was in Ramirezís home. Ramirez then blamed his wife for the theft.
During the investigation, ABC News found that 381 TSA employees have been fired for theft between 2003 and 2012, with 11 this year.