Metro announces immediate actions following arrest of two employees
Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles today ordered several immediate actions today following the arrest of two Metro employees for alleged theft of revenue in connection with their jobs at the Authority.
The employees – Metro Transit Police Officer John Vincent Haile, 54, of Woodbridge, and Revenue Technician Horace Dexter McDade, 58, of Bowie, Md. -- were arrested by Metro Transit Police (MTPD) and charged with conspiring to commit theft from programs receiving Federal funds.
An investigation was initiated in October 2011, when financial irregularities were brought to the attention of Metro's Office of Inspector General (OIG). The investigation was conducted jointly by MTPD, Metro OIG, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Police and the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria.
Revenue technician McDade had responsibilities for collecting revenue at Metrorail stations. Officer Haile worked as part of a specialized team within MTPD assigned to protect revenue collection.
Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles ordered several immediate actions today:
Sarles expressed his appreciation for the assistance of the FBI, the Alexandria Police Department, the Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Alexandria, the U.S. Attorney's Office and Metro's Office of Inspector General.
News release issued at 10:00 am, January 19, 2012.