PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS12) — A high-ranking Transportation Security Administration official and another person were arrested in connection with an elderly exploitation and forgery case, police said.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) said on December 28, U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Atlanta detained and arrested Maxine McManaman — the Assistant Federal Security Director of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — after she returned from an international flight.
Police said McManaman was arrested for forgery — a third-degree felony.
Police said on December 5, it was determined that a quitclaim deed — a title that transfers ownership of Florida real estate from one owner to another without needing a lawyer or other paperwork — was prepared by McManaman listing her and another person, Delroy Chambers Sr., as grantees.
Investigators said there were two signatures on the back of the document by the “grantor”. One was McManaman’s with the letters “POA” in front, possibly intending to indicate she had power of attorney for the actual owner, and the other was Chambers. It was determined that the grantor could not have signed the document and police determined McManaman and Chambers Sr. had falsified the quitclaim deed.