Security breach: Woman fools TSA to board plane in Florida with ticket or ID

Sylvia Rictor, who allegedly fooled TSA agents to board a plane at Orlando International Airport without an ID or ticket.

It may remain a mystery to the public precisely how Sylvia Rictor was able to allegedly fool TSA agents to board a plane at Orlando International Airport, but hopefully, the FBI and TSA are able to determine it internally, so that it never happens again. What this means is that Rictor had to get through the initial checkpoint to get to a specific gate and then a second checkpoint to board the plane. It's not as though screening individuals before they board a plane is a new thing. Make no mistake, this is a huge breach; it appears that Rictor meant no harm, that she just wanted a free ride, but just imagine if she had bad intent.  -- IFPO.

By Matt Fernandez and Curtis McCloud Orlando, Spectrum News 13

ORLANDO, Fla. — The FBI on Friday confirmed it won't be filing charges against the woman who boarded a Delta Air Lines flight at Orlando International Airport without a boarding pass or ID.

FBI spokesperson Andrea Aprea told Spectrum News 13 in an email, "After considering the evidence and other factors, including the availability of civil and administrative remedies,  we will not be pursuing criminal charges at this time."

Rictor allegedly fooled a Transportation Security Administration agent by pretending to be a part of another family, multiple people with knowledge of the investigation told Spectrum News. Rictor also used a similar ploy at the Delta counter, sources say.

The woman didn’t have a boarding pass or government-issued identification.

Orlando police responded at 10:24 a.m. to a report of a “suspicious person” at Delta Air Lines.

Delta Air Lines representatives escorted Rictor off the plane, Orlando police said.

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