MBTA theft estimate goes from $80,000 to $450,000
Investigators used marked bills to track stolen bus fares
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE is now saying an MBTA employee stole $450,000 from bus fare collection boxes, more than five times as much as the $80,000 alleged in June.
Stephen Fagerberg, a 55-year-old Dedham resident, was arrested in June as a result of an undercover operation that tracked marked bills placed in fare boxes on MBTA buses to Fagerberg’s personal bank account. The estimate of how much he stole in June was $80,000.Fagerberg was in charge of fixing and repairing fare collection boxes. He was indicted Thursday on two counts of larceny over $1,200 in a continuous scheme. He is scheduled to be arraigned on October 11 in Suffolk Superior Court.
Fagerberg is currently suspended without pay from his job at the MBTA. State payroll records indicate he made $90,206 in 2016 and $36,248 in 2017.