Thefts of public funds suspected at RTA

Thefts of public funds suspected at RTA
An RTA bus operator had some fun at work, with a few happy kids. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - RTA's Tower City rapid station is bustling for a good part of the day.

The customer service area handles things like refunds, group purchases, and lost and found. Hundreds of transactions, many involving cash. Now RTA is checking to see if some of the money is missing.

The agency said In a statement "Because the investigation is still ongoing, we cannot provide any additional details at this time."

There is work going on at the station, some of it involves new transaction software, and it may have led to an audit that led to an investigation
of possible missing funds.

The investigation is criminal, although no charges have been filed.

Cleveland 19 sources are not involved in the investigation, but during a visit to the rapid station to check the customer service booth other workers told
us they noticed that three employees who regularly worked here are gone. Possibly suspended.

Word is if there is missing money it came in three ways; from misuse of credit cards found in wallets or purses left on trains that had been turned in by honest people to customer service, from cashing in fake ticket exchanges and from groups using cash.

We don't have any numbers but RTA by launching an investigation is positioned to find out.

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