BOSTON (AP) – An MBTA worker has been fired after pleading not guilty to stealing more than $600 in subway fares.

A spokesman for the transit system says Gilberto Carrasquillo (Ka-rah-SKEE’-oh) was terminated after a disciplinary hearing Monday. He was arraigned earlier in the day in Boston Municipal Court and released on personal recognizance.

Carrasquillo, a 22-year employee of the MBTA, was arrested Sunday after authorities conducted a sting operation by placing marked currency in fare drop boxes Saturday night at the Fenway and Kenmore stations. When the contents of the boxes were audited early Sunday, all but one of the marked bills were missing.

The 43-year-old Carrasquillo, a senior revenue collection agent, had transported the drop boxes from the stations to the MBTA vault.


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