Conductors illegally resold tickets at discount
NEWARK (AP) — Four New Jersey Transit train conductors are accused of reselling stolen train tickets at dramatic discounts.
Authorities arrested 47-year-old Wilbert Townsend, 40-year-old Marquise Richardson, 67-year-old Robert Nemeth and 46-year-old Andrew Paloti on Wednesday. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has charged them with commercial bribery, official misconduct and theft.
Prosecutors say the men were part of a scheme in which they collected tickets from passengers, but didn't cancel them. Instead, they allegedly resold them to monthly passengers at a major discount.
The men have been released and are due back in court on Aug. 18.
It's unclear if they have attorneys who could comment on the charges.
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