Local reports state that an official of the Transportation Security Administration has been arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Maxine McManaman, Assistant Director of Federal Security at the TSA, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Atlanta on December 28th.
According to Port St. Lucie Police, McManaman was the subject of a warrant issued by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office (Florida), which claimed that she and a suspected accomplice, Delroy Chambers, Sr., exploited a family member suffering from dementia, by falsifying their documents.
Florida authorities claim that the two forged signatures in a quitclaim document transferring ownership to them of a relative’s property.
According to police, the relative who transferred the property to McManaman & Chambers could not have signed a quitclaim deed because they were found in Atlanta at the time listed.
Chambers had been arrested in Port St. Lucie on December 20. He was charged with two counts each of exploitation and neglect of an older or disabled adult as well as two counts each of forgery. He was eventually released from jail on bond.
McManaman faces a felony forgery charge in the third degree.
According to reports, she was apprehended shortly after landing in Atlanta from a flight.
McManaman, who has worked for the TSA as an employee since November 2002, held a position of management at the airport.
In a statement, a TSA spokeswoman said that the agency holds its employees accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics and does not tolerate misconduct in or out of the workplace.
The spokesperson said, “Any employee that fails to meet our fundamental ethics standards will be held accountable.”
McManaman was placed on leave while a police investigation was conducted.
She is currently in the Clayton County Jail, in Jonesboro, Georgia.