Hold on to your luggage – Shocking JFK airport scandal reveals over 200 baggage thefts a day
In fact, authorities say passengers are losing about 200 bags per day at the busy international hub – and with them jewelry, cash, electronics and other valuables.
Local reports said the thefts are inside jobs. Worse, authorities know that and still theft of bags continues to be rampant.
One flyer, Rita Lamberg, walked out of JFK with an empty jewelry box and pictures of the watches, rings, necklaces and other fashion items that were worth about $160,000 – all stolen from her bag.
“I am so sick. This is a lifetime, a lifetime of my savings,” she told a local CBS News affiliate.