Well me and my bro lost our only inheritance from china, when my grand folks visited few decades back. they hid mostly silver coins and some gold coins, we had in the family for centuries during the revolution, they thought since we have nothing and super poor, they bring us the coins. But was stolen after they landed at jfk.
also a month after they stay here in the us, our house got robbed, and they left the us in disgust how much thieving there is. they didn't feel safe at all.
the news that jfk is full of thieves doesn't surprise me at all. I have friends told me when they travel internationally they have stuff stolen at jfk.
The Stunning JFK Airport Baggage Scandal; 200 Thefts Per Day
Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate.
It’s happening as a result of inside jobs that aren’t being stopped, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports exclusively.
All Rita Lamberg has left is an empty jewelry drawer and pictures of the $160,000 worth of watches, rings and necklaces that were stolen from her baggage at JFK Airport.
“I am so sick. This is a lifetime, a lifetime of my savings,” Lamberg said.
But Lamberg isn’t alone. Law enforcement sources told Kramer that thefts at the airport have increased at a staggering and alarming rate. There are now more that 200 a day — and that’s every day. Baggage handlers, jetway workers and even security people are all in on the ongoing scam to steal you blind.
“The belly of the airplane has become like a flea market for airport employees. They go in there and go through all the luggage unencumbered, unchecked,” JFK security lawyer Kenneth Mollins said.
Mollins is representing Lamberg as she tries to get reimbursed by the airline. Former NYPD detective Frank Shea was hired by other clients who were also ripped off at the airport. They both said the theft problem at JFK is a nightmare that is going unchecked.