Laura Ingraham accuses TSA worker of theft


Talk Radio Network’s Laura Ingraham has filed a police report claiming that $11,000 worth of jewelry disappeared from a suitcase she checked at Newark Liberty International Airport. The incident is being investigated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other agencies.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Ingraham told police that the items, including a gold crucifix and other jewelry, were missing when she opened her suitcase in Denver. The incident is now being investigated by TSA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (which runs the airport) and by Continental Airlines.

Ingraham mentioned the jewelry theft on her syndicated radio show, saying the suitcase looked like it had been rifled through. After first being upset about her clothes being in knots she noticed that the jewelry was gone. That led her to believe that it had been stolen by an employee of either TSA or Continental.

Ingraham’s website sells gold-on-stainless steel replicas of the cross on her website for $49.95, with net proceeds going to support the work of The Little Sisters of the Poor. Presumably the gold original is worth quite a bit more.

The radio host made the flight from Newark to Denver as part of the tour to promote her latest book, “Of Thee I Zing.”