Ex-TSA Agents Admit to Stealing Cash from JFK Bag

2 former officers based at JFK admit to stealing $40,000 from checked bag

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011  |  Updated 6:21 PM EDT
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Ex-TSA Agents Admit to Stealing Cash from JFK Bag

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Two former Transportation Security Administration officers based at John F. Kennedy Airport have admitted to stealing $40,000 in cash from a checked bag.

The Queens District Attorney's Office says 44-year-old Coumar Persad, of Queens, and 31-year-old Davon Webb, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty on Thursday to grand larceny, obstructing governmental administration and official misconduct. They each face six months in jail and five years' probation at their Jan. 10 sentencing.

Authorities say the two TSA officers swiped the cash after spotting it in a piece of luggage while it was being X-rayed. The cash was recovered.

An attorney for Persad said his client understands he made a mistake and wishes to move on with his life.

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