January 25, 2012

Car service bilked $30K from N.Y. MTA’s Access-a-Ride

NEW YORK — Staten Island, N.Y.-based Wadsworth Car Service admitted to stealing $30,000 from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Access-A-Ride program with a fraudulent billing scheme between June 2009 and January 2010, NYDailyNews.com reported.

The car service made false ride claims on vouchers, in some cases getting riders to sign several vouchers at one time. The MTA’s NYC Transit division, which runs Access-A-Ride, noticed in the summer of 2009 that the company’s billings doubled from about $50,000 to $100,000 in one month, triggering the investigation. For the full story, click here.

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