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TSA agent at LAX nabbed for alleged theft

Saturday, October 06, 2012
A TSA agents patch is shown in this undated file photo.

A TSA agent's patch is shown in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)

A TSA officer was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and fired for allegedly stealing money from a traveler.

Clyde Reese, 47, was arrested Friday morning by airport police.

Officers investigated a report by an airline passenger that money was missing from his wallet. The passenger had just gone through a TSA screening and had placed his wallet and other personal possession in the bin provided by TSA.

TSA says it holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and has zero tolerance for theft. Reese was booked by the LAPD and charged with theft.

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