July 16, 2012
More than 200 arrests related to counterfeit activity have been made in the past two years. Agency train crews began using UV scanners to inspect weekly and monthly passes, which now contain an anti-counterfeit measure that can only be detected with these special UV scanners.
March 20, 2012
The two men stole the money from subway fare machines in Virginia, Maryland and Washington to buy lottery tickets.
March 2, 2012
Two workers allegedly recruited passengers to ride the train, but didn’t have them purchase a ticket. Instead the riders paid them a discounted rate. Prosecutors say that the employees then pocketed the cash, which added up to thousands of dollars in lost fares.
October 27, 2011
Two men have been charged with stealing 80,000 prepaid Translink transit passes, worth an estimated $153,000, from the shredding company where they were employed. The passes were sent to the facility to be destroyed after an April 2010 fare increase.
May 24, 2011
Two Massachusetts residents accused of printing upwards of 20,000 fraudulent transit passes worth an estimated $4 million and selling them directly to MBTA passengers, and pocketing the proceeds, pleaded not guilty to larceny and conspiracy charges.
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