High-ranking TSA official arrested by Customs and Border Protection

By Jen Krausz on
 January 8, 2024

A top Transportation Security Administration official was arrested in Atlanta by Customs and Border Protection on an outstanding warrant on Dec. 28.

TSA Assistant Federal Security Director Maxine McManaman was wanted by the St. Lucie County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office for exploiting a relative with dementia by falsifying documents in their name.

Police allege that she and an accomplice forged her relative's name on a quit claim deed and transferred the property over to themselves.

The accomplice was arrested on Dec. 20 but has since made bail.

"TSA holds its employees to the highest professional and ethical standards and has no tolerance for misconduct on or off duty," a TSA spokesperson told FOX 5 Atlanta.

McManaman remains in jail and was placed on leave from the TSA pending an investigation by law enforcement.