A high-ranking official from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Maxine McManaman, has been apprehended following the issuance of an arrest warrant. McManaman, serving as the Assistant Federal Security Director, was arrested in Atlanta by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on December 28th, as reported by local news sources.
The arrest warrant was issued by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. The charges against McManaman involve a scheme allegedly perpetrated with Delroy Chambers Sr. According to the Port St. Lucie Police, the pair are accused of exploiting a family member with dementia. They reportedly falsified documents, including a quitclaim deed, to unlawfully transfer property ownership from the relative to themselves.
Evidence suggests that the relative in question could not have signed the deed on the stated date, as they were reportedly in Atlanta at that time, the police noted.
Chambers, McManaman’s alleged co-conspirator, was arrested earlier on December 20 in Port St. Lucie. He faced multiple charges, including exploitation of an elderly or disabled adult, neglect, and forgery, and was subsequently released on bond.
McManaman faces a third-degree felony charge of forgery. She was taken into custody upon arrival in Atlanta on an international flight. Since joining the TSA in November 2002, McManaman has held a managerial position at the airport.
The TSA has expressed its commitment to maintaining high professional and ethical standards among its employees. In a statement released to FOX 5 Atlanta, a TSA spokesperson emphasized the organization’s zero-tolerance policy towards misconduct, whether on or off duty. The spokesperson assured that any employee failing to uphold these standards would be held accountable.
Following her arrest, McManaman has been placed on administrative leave, pending further investigation by law enforcement authorities. She is currently detained at the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro, Georgia.