BART employee investigated for missing tickets

OAKLAND (KRON) — A BART employee is on leave because of missing tickets.

BART is investigating to see if there’s been a misuse of public money. It is not clear when or how many of the tickets were missing from BART offices, but it is described as a substantial number.

Officials are calling the theft “very disappointing” and acknowledge that riders and employees expect this kind of fraud to be prevented.

BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost issued the following statement:

“BART places the highest value on the integrity of our management of public money. BART can confirm there is a current investigation into possible misuse of public funds. However, because this is an ongoing investigation as well as a personnel matter, BART cannot comment or release additional details on the specifics of the investigation. We have comprehensive procedures in place to respond to allegations of financial wrongdoing, and we are working closely with law enforcement.”

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