Newark airport security lapses raise questions over TSA

Recent security lapses reported at Newark Liberty International Airport have some passengers wondering if they can trust the people in charge of their safety.According to

NEWARK - Recent security lapses reported at Newark Liberty International Airport have some passengers wondering if they can trust the people in charge of their safety.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) supervisor and a screener allegedly stole $30,000 from passengers. Officials say the supervisor faces federal charges.

In addition to theft, a knife made its way though security undetected and a deceased dog made it on board without being screened, raising more concerns within the past month.

News 12 New Jersey spoke to travelers who say the security breaches are alarming.

The TSA is now asking for an extra $460 million in next year's federal budget to hire 3,200 more screeners nationwide in effort to prevent future security lapses.

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