Transit and State Police report arresting a Dedham man they charge stole $80,000 from bus fareboxes on routes out of South Boston.
Stephen Fagerberg, 55, of Dedham, whose job was to maintain and repair the fareboxes, was arrested last night, police say.
The state began investigating Fagerberg in April:
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 arraigned this morning on a charge of larceny over $1,200 in a continuous scheme. He was released on personal recognizance but ordered to stay away from T property and to surrender his passport.
The T is looking to replace its current system, which lets riders use dollar bills and coins to replenish CharlieCards and CharlieTickets on a bus, with an entirely cashless system.