MBTA Fare Scheme Finally Put to a Stop

January 26, 2012
By Parker Scheer LLP on January 26, 2012 2:14 PM |

An Attleboro woman and a Beverly man were charged recently in what Massachusetts prosecutors are calling, "the biggest fare evasion scheme in MBTA history." Assistant Attorney General Gina Masotta reported that the two collected thousands of dollars a month selling MBTA passes in person and on Craigslist.

Masotta told authorities, "the value of the tickets was over $4 million and at least 20,000 passes were illegally obtained." The passes were illegally obtained through one of the suspect's brother, who worked for a company that handled sales of the MBTA passes online and by phone.

The Attleboro woman, 41, is being charged with conspiracy and receiving stolen property. The man, 28, of Beverly is also being brought up on charges of receiving stolen property in connection with the MBTA pass scheme.

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