MTA worker pleads guilty to stealing $400,000 in fares

December 16, 2009

A 36-year-old Maryland Transit Administration employee pleaded guilty in Baltimore federal court to stealing $400,000 in bus fare. According to his plea agreement, David Mark Pattawi, who earned $60,174 a year working as a night repairman, used an electronic key to open fare boxes that hadn't been emptied during the day from January 2007 through March 2008. He will be sentenced Feb. 22.

- Tricia Bishop

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