NJ Transit Conductor Allegedly Sold Unused Tickets Worth $5K to Penn Station Vendor

The conductor allegedly sold unused tickets for thousands of dollars to a newsstand vendor

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A New Jersey Transit conductor was operating a ticket scheme in Penn Station, authorities say.

Officials say 46-year-old Joseph Abate allegedly sold $5,000 worth of unused train tickets to a newsstand vendor inside the station, who would offer them to customers at cut-rate prices.

An informant turned the tickets over to police.

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Abate is charged in Manhattan with two counts each of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder tells The Star-Ledger of Newark such acts financially penalize customers who legally purchase their tickets.

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