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Contractor Employee Ordered to Pay $47,000 for Theft of Metro Fare Cards

On April 14, Michael Dixon, former employee of CTR Investments and Consulting, Inc., Fairfax Station, VA, a firm under contract with DOT to assist in distribution of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) fare cards, was sentenced in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia to two years in jail (suspended) and ordered to pay a total of $47,000 in fees and restitution. Earlier this year Dixon pled guilty to first degree theft, admitting that he had stolen $45,000 worth of WMATA fare cards and sold them for personal gain. DOT OST (Transit Benefit and Parking Office) and the Metropolitan Police Department assisted with the investigation.