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Three former TSA workers admit stealing

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Three former Transportation Security Administration maintenance workers have pleaded guilty to theft, admitting they stole items that had been confiscated from airline passengers, the U.S. attorney’s office said Friday.

Marvin K. Lyons, 63, of Puyallup; Darryl Price, 23, of Lakewood; and Ernest J. Hogan, 44, of Tacoma, worked in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Federal prosecutors say Price and Hogan admitted stealing hundreds of items, including knives and Leatherman tools; Lyons admitted stealing primarily tools. Prosecutors allege Price sold some of the items in online auctions.

TSA fired all three men.

Price was sentenced to two years’ probation Sept. 16. Hogan and Lyons will be sentenced in December.

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