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New York City Individual Pleaded Guilty in Amtrak Ticketing Fraud Scheme

On August 15, 2022, Andre Wilburn pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to access device fraud. From April 2016 through July 2018, Wilburn and others engaged in a scheme to defraud Amtrak and the public. They used unauthorized or stolen credit card account numbers to make unauthorized Amtrak reservations. They then cancelled or exchanged the reservations for eVouchers that were later sold online at a discount rate. Federal Railroad Administration grant monies were used for the upgrade to Amtrak's computer ticketing system, which includes the eVoucher system. Wilburn also pleaded guilty to coercing or enticing of a minor to engage in sexual acts, as defined in the Mann Act.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigating with Homeland Security Investigations and Amtrak-OIG.