TSA personnel remind us again why they’re more proficient at invading our privacy then protecting our persons and our belongings. They also remind us of the arrogance of many government employees.

At a security checkpoint in Richmond, V.A., a passenger had his carry-on bag confiscated by TSA agents after they opened it up and found bundles of cash stacks inside. The passenger was cleared to go onto his flight sans cash.

It is perfectly permissible for passenger to travel with cash at his or her own risk. Passengers aren't under any obligation to report large sums of cash unless they're traveling internationally, though the TSA recommends that such passengers consider asking for a private screening.

Meanwhile, a TSA agent took a photo of the cash-filled bag and the agency’s spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted, “If you had 75,000 bucks is this how you would transport it? Just asking!” prompting a backlash from travelers that the TSA is violating traveler’s privacy but posting those photos. Would they have tweeted about a bag full of adult diapers or incontinence products? (Don't answer that.)

Here’s what some had to say:

 “If you had 75,000 bucks is this how you would transport it? Just asking!”

 “Invading someone’s privacy is no laughing matter,” responded one person.

“Why are you showing people’s personal belongings,” wrote another.

“Is there any TSA policy against photographing and publicly posting the contents of a person’s bag?” asked another person.

There’s no dearth of blunderings and inappropriate behaviors by TSA agents. Whether failing to detect explosives, harassing older Americans or little kids, or targeting attractive passengers for groupings, the TSA does little to engender trust in what they do. However, for their spokesperson to so crassly violate a passenger’s privacy by posting on social media their private belongings is almost bizarre.

Another issue this story raises is what happened to all of that cash that was confiscated. If the passenger was cleared to move onto to his flight, shouldn’t his money go with him?

Apparently not. As the Washington Post reports, the practice of civil asset forfeiture allows the police or federal agents to confiscate your belongings without ever charging you. It’s a federal-local funding scheme that catches up many unsuspecting Americans and leaves them penniless:

In this case, the cash was seized by a federal agency, most likely the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to Richmond airport spokesman Troy Bell. "I don't believe the person was issued a summons or a citation," he said. "The traveler was allowed to continue on his way."

If true, that would make this incident just the latest case of civil asset forfeiture at the nation's major transportation hubs. In recent months several high-profile stories have surfaced of passengers who had large sums of cash seized by the DEA, including a young man at an Amtrak stop, a college student at the Cincinnati airport, and a nail salon owner in New York. While the DEA took the cash in these cases under suspicion of its involvement in drug trafficking, no drug charges been filed in any of the cases.

This is all legal under the laws governing civil asset forfeiture, and there's no question that carrying large sums of cash is unusual. But many critics of the practice, including some in Congress, are calling for a major overhaul of civil forfeiture, saying too many people have had their assets seized inappropriately.

Another day, another TSA violation.