Passengers pass through the passenger security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 8 on October 22, 2010 in the Queens borough of New York City. Earlier today at Terminal 8, the TSA introduced new backscatter X-ray full-body scanners that can see through clothing and will screen passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats including explosives.
We’ve more or less come to expect — and even accept, kind of — that a TSA employee might steal stuff from our checked luggage. But swiping $5,000 in cash from a jacket as it goes through the X-ray conveyer belt? With the victim, and probably dozens of other people, standing right there? That is a scary level ofballsiness.