Law enforcement recently arrested an East Brunswick NJ man who allegedly stole money from NJ Transit passengers by selling bogus tickets.
The suspect is a 49-year-old resident of East Brunswick NJ and is employed as a ticket agent for Newark-based NJ Transit.
According to authorities, the suspect fooled train passengers by placing “no cash” signs on particular ticket vending machines at the NJ Transit station in New Brunswick, NJ. The suspect then reportedly sold fraudulent tickets to the passengers when they came to his booth.
New Brunswick police, NJ Transit police, and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office worked on the investigation and eventually arrested the suspect. When police officers searched the suspect’s home in New Brunswick NJ, they allegedly discovered forged NJ Transit tickets.
The suspect faces numerous criminal charges, including theft by deception, forgery, and official misconduct.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “NJ Transit Agent Tricked Passengers into Buying Fake Tickets, Prosecutors Say.”