Late last month, I wrote an entry about a trio of scam artists who ripped the MTA off to the tune of $800,000 by selling free rides on the subway and the Long Island Railroad. The trio found a glitch in a Penn Station MetroCard Vending Machine (MVM) & hatched the plan shortly thereafter.
Today’s edition of the New York Daily News reports that the last member of the MetroCard scamming trio has been sentenced to an identical 1 year prison sentence. Oren Yaniv of the New York Daily News has more:
A Long Island woman who helped rip off the MTA in an $800,000 ticket scam got a free bus ride yesterday – to Rikers.
Lisa Foster Jordan, 40, was part of a trio that stumbled on a defective machine in Penn Station that spit out free tickets, which they then sold.
“This is a very serious case,” said Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel. “The MTA is in financial trouble to begin with.”
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My opinion of these scam artists are in the entry referenced above.
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