TSA Official Arrested For Exploiting Relative With Dementia

A high-ranking official with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was detained and arrested at the airport she’s employed at for allegedly exploiting a family member with dementia.

Maxine McManaman, the assistant federal security director of the TSA, was detained at the Atlanta airport Dec. 28 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as soon as she stepped off an international flight from her vacation in Jamaica, according to her father, Delroy Chambers Sr.

Among the charges was forgery, which is classified as a third-degree felony, according to The Daily Caller.

According to the police department, they have been investigating McManaman since April 2023.

“The investigation determined that on December 5, 2022, a quitclaim deed was prepared by Maxine McManaman and stated that the Grantor was listing Maxine McManaman and Delroy Chambers as the Grantee,” the Port St. Lucie Police Department said in a statement.

The quitclaim, which is a form that transfers a claim of property between individuals, raised questions due to its lack of details and specifics.

The house was owned solely by McManaman’s mother since 2008, and legally gave her son, Delroy Chambers Jr., power of attorney in 2010. It was determined that he could not have signed the document because he was not in Atlanta at that time. McManaman’s mother was diagnosed with dementia.

“Going behind the owner’s back and saying that they are (the owners) and forging a document, as if he had given them the home, is a crime,” Detective Bukata told FOX 5. “Their intent was to pass it off as if it was legal, which it was not.”

TSA responded to the incident Friday, saying that they are aware of the arrest.

“TSA holds its employees to the highest professional and ethical standards and has no tolerance for misconduct on or off-duty. Any employee who fails to meet our fundamental ethical standards is held accountable,” said a TSA spokesperson.

McManaman has been with TSA since 2002 and was placed on leave pending an investigation by authorities. She is currently being held at the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro, Georgia.