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NJ Transit Fake Ticket Crackdown

It seems more and more people are using counterfeit tickets on NJ Transit trains and buses  so the agency has launched a new campaign to cut down on the fraud.

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New secure NJ Transit ticket (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)

Earlier today at Newark Penn Station, NJ Transit officials announced they are now using tickets with an embedded security hologram and conductors and drivers are scanning tickets with special flashlights to make sure the hologram is there.

NJ Transit Police Chief Chris Trucillo says they work in concert with the police to identify those passengers who are travelling with a counterfeit ticket…if you’re using a fraudulent ticket, there’s a very good chance that you’re going to be detected and arrested by the New Jersey Transit police department.

NJ Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein says the fraud is costing the agency about 3 million dollars a year.

Over the past 18 months, 200 people have been arrested for using counterfeit tickets, including 6 individuals who were picked up this morning.

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