JFK customs officer caught stealing $ 100 notes that he stuffs into latex gloves during passenger bag searches may have caught $ 10,000 in one year by focusing on 100 & # 39; deep handbags & # 39;
- Authorities say Joseph Cialone (39) admitted that he had stolen $ 100 passenger bills
- The customs officer for customs officers and border control of the United States has deposited maybe $ 10,000
- He would confess that he had stolen 100 passengers at JFK airport
- Video showed that he put cash in his latex glove and put it in a bag
- Cialone is believed to have been stolen between 11 women between March 17 and Tuesday
- Allegedly he focused on & # 39; deep handbags & # 39; of international leaflets from the past year
- Cialone was investigated after a passenger complained that money was missing after a search on March 26 and another woman reported the same the next day
A New York customs officer and border guard has admitted that he has stolen $ 100 bills from the bags of at least 100 passengers during searches at John F. Kennedy Airport last year, authorities said Thursday.
The Long Island man, Joseph Cialone, 39, was arrested the same day after allegedly throwing more than $ 10,000 into the scam.
The theft was revealed after a woman noticed that money was missing on her flight from March 26 to Trinidad and Tobago.
Authorities say Joseph Cialone (39) admitted that he had stolen $ 100 passenger bills from JFK. He was investigated after a passenger complained that the money had been missed after a search on March 26 and another woman reported the same the next day
The New York customs officer and border guard may have pumped $ 10,000 in one year by putting money in his latex gloves while holding & # 39; of international leaflets
An envelope that contained $ 350 before she inspected her bag had only $ 250 after she inspected it after planning her Jet Blue flight.
She filed a complaint the next day.
At the same time, another passenger made similar allegations of missing money.
It has prompted officials to view security images showing that he probably reached 11 people between March 17 and Tuesday.
Video seemed to show the officer of the smuggling intervention unit to slide money into his latex glove as he dragged bags.
Authorities say he renounced his Miranda rights and admitted that he focused on & # 39; deep handbags & # 39; of international flyers.
This hand luggage in particular made it easier to hide the thefts.
The video of the March 26 incident showed that Cialone took the woman's envelope from her luggage and put it back in the bag.
He would confess that he stole 100 passengers and video & # 39; s suggests he stole between March 11 and March 17 between March 11 and 11
When his hand came out of the bag, his fist was closed. He then took off his latex glove, put it in his pocket, and went to the bathroom.
A criminal complaint states that he has admitted chasing money out of the pockets of at least 100 passengers.
Cialone was released on Thursday for a $ 50,000 bond.