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Press Release MBTA Employee Indicted in Connection With Stealing More Than $450,000 From Fare Collection Boxes

For immediate release:
9/13/2018
  • Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Media Contact for MBTA Employee Indicted in Connection With Stealing More Than $450,000 From Fare Collection Boxes

Alex Bradley

Boston — An employee of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $450,000 from agency fare collection boxes he was responsible for repairing, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Stephen P. Fagerberg, age 55, of Dedham, was indicted today by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on two counts of Larceny over $1,200 in a Continuous Scheme. He will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on October 11.

As an Automated Fare Technician at the MBTA, Fagerberg was responsible for fixing and repairing fare collection boxes on MBTA buses in South Boston. The AG’s Office began investigating Fagerberg in April 2018. Authorities conducted an undercover operation that included planting marked bills in fare collection boxes that Fagerberg serviced. Authorities allege that the defendant deposited the marked bills into his personal bank account via a drive-up ATM.

Fagerberg was arrested in June as a result of a joint operation by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police, and the MBTA Police. He is currently suspended without pay from his position at the MBTA.

Subsequent investigation by the AG’s Office determined that Fagerberg allegedly stole more than $450,000 from MTBA fare boxes.

These charges are allegations, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General David Andrews, Chief of AG Healey’s White Collar and Public Integrity Division. The case was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police and the MBTA Police and Sallyann Nelligan, Director of AG Healey’s Financial Investigations Division.

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Media Contact for MBTA Employee Indicted in Connection With Stealing More Than $450,000 From Fare Collection Boxes

Office of Attorney General Maura Healey 

Attorney General Maura Healey is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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