NJ Transit conductor charged in ticket scheme

NJ Transit conductor charged in ticket scheme

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey Transit conductor was operating a ticket scheme in New York's Penn Station.

Officials say 46-year-old Joseph Abate sold $5,000 worth of unused train tickets to a newsstand vendor inside the station, who would offer them to customers at cut-rate prices.

An informant turned the tickets over to police.

Abate is charged in Manhattan with two counts each of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder tells The Star-Ledger such acts financially penalize customers who legally purchase their tickets.


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