Former TSA supervisor admits stealing $20,000 in jewelry from checked luggage

August 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Dude faces some serious time in prison and a $250,000 fine for his actions.

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SEATTLE –  A former supervisor for the federal Transportation Security Administration has pleaded guilty to stealing $20,000 worth of jewelry and other items from checked luggage at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Pepper was fired in July 2009 after another TSA worker saw him removing items from checked luggage. Surveillance video confirmed it, and investigators discovered Pepper had pawned the items. Prosecutors say they included gold diamond rings and sterling silver necklaces and earrings.