The high-ranking Transportation Security Administration official who was taken into custody after the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for her arrest had an outstanding arrest in Florida, according to numerous reports.
Maxine McManaman, an Assistant Federal Security Director with the TSA, has been accused exploiting a family member suffering from dementia, with the charges stemming from allegations that she falsified documents, most notably, forging signatures on a “quitclaim deed to transfer ownership of a property belonging to the relative over to themselves,” according to a Fox News report.
Delroy Chambers Sr. has also been charged with the same crime and is an alleged accomplice. He was arrested last month on charges of exploitation of an elderly or disabled adult, simple neglect, and forgery. The charges were brought against him in Port St. Lucie on December 20, but he was since released on bail. Meanwhile, McManaman has been charged with a third-degree felony for forgery.
McManaman has held her positon with the TSA for over 20 years and rose to become a senior-level director at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Since news broke of the suspect’s arrest, a spokesperson with the TSA said that the “agency’s commitment to high professional and ethical standards, stating that they have zero tolerance for misconduct, whether on or off duty,” according to the report. “The spokesperson asserted that any employee failing to meet ethical standards would be held accountable.”
Falsifying documents come in many forms, according Regula, which stated that among them, the three most prominent forms of the crime include manual alteration, which “involves original documents issued by legal authorities and stolen from their original holders,” counterfeiting, which involves “fraudsters [who] reach out to unscrupulous companies that produce security features, who will then provide them with access to authentic stamps, holograms, ink patches, and UV dull paper,” and computer simulation, which “involves selling empty ready-to-use blanks referring to a particular type of identity document.”