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New York Man Sentenced in Amtrak Ticketing Fraud Scheme

On November 12, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York sentenced Adam Micek to time served, 3 years’ supervised release, 400 hours of community service, $132,787 in restitution, and a $100 special court assessment.
 
In February 2020, Micek pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to the indictment, from about April 2016 through July 2018, Micek and others engaged in a scheme to defraud Amtrak and the general public by using unauthorized or stolen credit card account numbers to make train reservations on Amtrak’s ticketing system. They then canceled or exchanged the reservations and were issued transferable eVouchers, which they sold online at a discounted rate.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations and Amtrak-OIG.