2 TSA agents in Denver fired over groping scheme allegations

DENVER (AP) -- Two security agents at Denver International Airport have been fired over allegations they manipulated passenger screening systems to allow one of them to grope male travelers.

Denver television station KCNC ( http://cbsloc.al/1PHAg5f ) obtained law enforcement reports that found a Transportation Security Administration supervisor saw a female screener coordinating with a male screener in February to allow him to grope the crotch of a male passenger he thought was attractive.

The female agent is accused of setting the computer to indicate a woman was being screened so the machine would find an anomaly in the genital area, requiring a pat-down.

She told the supervisor that it had happened at least 10 other times.

In a statement Tuesday, TSA spokesman Ross Feinstein confirmed the firings and called the alleged acts "egregious and intolerable."

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Information from: KCNC-TV, http://www.cbsdenver.com

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