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JetBlue agent at Charlotte/Douglas took bribe, TSA finds

Jan 14, 2011 1:15:00 PM - thestate.com
A second security breach at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport - this one reportedly involving an undercover sting - has cost a JetBlue ticket agent his job.

In a Nov. 19 test of aviation security, an undercover inspector for the Transportation Security Administration told the ticket agent that he needed to get a package to Boston that day - and handed the employee a $100 bill, according to a TSA report obtained by a Boston television station.

The JetBlue employee pocketed the money and put the package in the name of an unwitting passenger on a flight to Boston, the report by WBZ-TV says.

The package went through the customary baggage screening and was grabbed by a TSA team before it was loaded onto the jet, according to the report.

That episode happened just four days after 16-year-old North Mecklenburg High student Delvonte Tisdale apparently was able to stow away in the wheel well of a jet in Charlotte.

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