[www.inewsguyana.com] – An Aviation Security agent attached to a private company, which was contracted by an airline, was fired for stealing US currency from an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
According to a press statement from the CJIA, the female officer was processing the passenger at Gate 1 around 17:21 hrs on October 16, 2015 when she swiped the cash out of the passenger’s wallet and placed it in one of her gloves.
When the victim realized the money was missing, she immediately alerted staff in the vicinity.
“The cash was found and returned to the passenger,” the statement noted.
iNews understands that the incident was reported to CJIA’s management by a relative of the passenger on October 18, 2015 and an internal investigation was immediately launched. The airport’s security footage corroborates the sequence of events.
Meanwhile, the head of CJIA’s Security Department was in contact with the passenger’s relative and on October 19, 2015 the said relative was informed of the investigation’s finding and action taken against the security officer.
The matter is now in the hands of the police.