Maxine McManaman, the assistant federal security director of the TSA, was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on a warrant out of Florida, police said.
A high-ranking official with the Transportation Security Administration was arrested on charges stemming from her alleged involvement in the exploitation of a family member with dementia.
Maxine McManaman, the assistant federal security director of the TSA, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after arriving at the Atlanta airport on Dec. 28.
She was arrested on a warrant out of Port St. Lucie, Florida, on charges of forgery, a third-degree felony, the Port St. Lucie Police Department said in a Facebook post.
Authorities began their investigation in April after police received a call from someone reporting elder abuse, according to an incident report.
The report, which is heavily redacted, accuses McManaman of preparing a fraudulent quitclaim deed for the family home. The quitclaim — a form used to transfer a claim on property from one party to another — was prepared in Florida by McManaman on Dec. 5, 2022, and listed herself and her father, Delroy Chambers Sr., as the grantee, according to the report.
Authorities said that the quitclaim purposely did not include any Jr. or Sr. designation on it. According to Fox affiliate WAGA of Atlanta, McManaman’s brother, Delroy Chambers Jr., was granted power of attorney after their mother, the sole owner of the home, fell ill.
Police said they determined that Chambers Jr. could not have signed the quitclaim on that date because he was in Atlanta.
“Maxine McManaman and Delroy Chambers, Sr. were determined to have both falsified the quitclaim deed,” police said.