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MBTA employee charged with stealing subway fare money

By John M. Guilfoil
Globe Correspondent / August 17, 2008
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A 22-year MBTA employee was arrested this morning after transit police said they caught him stealing subway fare money, according to an MBTA spokesman.

Gilberto Carrasquillo, 43, of Dorchester was charged with larceny after officials acted on a tip from the T's money room director that cash was being stolen from fare collection boxes, which are quick fare drop boxes used often at Fenway and Kenmore Stations during Red Sox Games and other stations during high-volume events.

The T said Carrasquillo was in charge of bringing those boxes from the subway stations to a locked vault, but the director suspected they were coming up short, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

Transit police set up a sting operation by placing marked bills in a drop box used last night. An audit revealed all but one of the marked bills were missing.

Carrasquillo will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court tomorrow morning.

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