JAMAICA — Laptops and suitcases reported stolen by travelers through John F. Kennedy International Airport are routinely downgraded from thefts to lost luggage to keep crime statistics at the airports lower, the New York Post reported.
The lower stats have caused wallets, cash, suitcases and laptop thefts to go uninvestigated, the Post reported.
A Port Authority spokesman told the Post that each incident is carefully investigated. But sources told the paper that Post-it notes are often placed on reports, demanding criminal offenses to be categorized as “lost property.”
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