Police recently arrested an East Brunswick man accused of stealing cash from passengers on NJ Transit.
The suspect is a 49-year-old man who lives in East Brunswick NJ and works as a ticket agent for the Newark-based NJ Transit.
According to prosecutors, the suspect tricked train passengers by putting “no cash” signs on certain ticket vending machines at the NJ Transit station in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The suspect then allegedly sold fake tickets to the customers when they approached his booth.
The New Brunswick Police Department, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and NJ Transit Police worked together on the investigation and eventually placed the suspect under arrest. When police searched the suspect’s residence, they allegedly found forged tickets for NJ Transit.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “NJ Transit Agent Tricked Passengers into Buying Fake Tickets, Prosecutors Say.”