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DOT Contractor Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of $45,000 in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Fare Cards

Michael Dixon, former employee of CTR Investments and Consulting, Inc., Fairfax Station, VA, a firm under contract with DOT to assist in distribution of WMATA fare cards, pled guilty in Superior Court for the District of Columbia to one felony count of first degree theft. Dixon admitted to stealing 1,500 WMATA fare cards with face values of $30 each from October through December 2004, which he then sold for personal gain. WMATA inventories disclosed a shortfall of 2,567 fare cards (or $77,010) during that period. Sentencing is scheduled for April 2005.