NJ Transit worker’s ‘NO CASH’ sign was a scam, officials say
NEW BRUNSWICK — An NJ Transit station worker has been charged with pocketing countless fares by selling forged tickets.
Authorities say John A. Davey, 49, of East Brunswick, placed a “NO CASH” sign on the vending machines at the New Brunswick station, forcing cash-paying customers to purchase tickets at the counter where he worked.
There, Davey would sell customers tickets he had forged using official NJ Transit ticket paper stock and a thermal printer, which NJ Transit police say they confiscated from his home.
When Davey was arrested, police said he had 101 forged tickets and $1,285.95 in cash.
Davey has been charged with official misconduct, theft and forgery, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday.
Davey has been a ticket agent for 29 years. He earned $52,457 in 2015, according to DataUniverse.
New Jersey 101.5 could not locate a phone number for Davey on Monday and it wasn't known whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email email@example.com.