CINCINNATI - Nearly 400 employees have been fired for allegedly stealing from travelers, according to a new ABC News report. For the first time, the Transportation Security Administration is revealing the airports where those fired employees worked.
The newly released figures provided to ABC News by the TSA in response to a Freedom of Information Act request show that many of the county's busiest airports also rank at the top of the list for TSA employees fired for theft. Sixteen of the top 20 airports for theft firings are also in the top 20 airports in terms of passenger traffic.
Miami International Airport tops the list for TSA theft firings, with 29 employees terminated for theft from 2002 through December 2011.
The other top airports across the US for TSA employees fired for theft are:
2. JFK International Airport in New York City, 27 thefts
3. Los Angeles International Airport, 24 thefts
4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 17 thefts
5. Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport, 15 thefts
6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, 14 thefts
6. New York-Laguardia Airport, 14 thefts
8. Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, 12 thefts
8. Philadelphia International Airport, 12 thefts
8. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 12 thefts
11. Orlando International Airport, 11 thefts
12. Houston-George Bush INtercontinental Airport, 10 thefts
12. Salt Lake City International Airport, 10 thefts
14. Washington Dulles International Airport, 9 thefts
15. Detroit Metro Airport, 7 thefts
15. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 7 thefts
17. Boston-Logan International Airport, 6 thefts
17. Denver International Airport, 6 thefts
17. San Diego International Airport, 6 thefts
20. Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 5 thefts.
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