For immediate release: March 10, 2023
Former Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Employee Sentenced for Theft of Metro PropertyRene Febles, Inspector General, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) today announced that Sean A. Armour, former WMATA Car Maintenance Shift Supervisor and resident of Hedgesville, West Virginia, pled guilty today in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County to one count of misdemeanor Theft (under $1,500) and was sentenced by Judge John P. Davey to a six-month suspended sentence and three years of unsupervised probation. In addition, he was ordered to have no contact with the WMATA facility where he worked.
The WMATA Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation resulted in Armour’s arrest on October 12, 2022 when he attempted to steal 75 brass axel brush rings that WMATA originally purchased for approximately $200 per ring. Armour admitted during an interview with investigators to taking the rings with the intent to sell them for scrap proceeds. Armour was also transporting a loaded, semi-automatic pistol in his personal vehicle at the time of his arrest on WMATA property.
Court records show Armour was subsequently charged in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County with one felony count of Theft: $1,500 to under $25,000 (Article §7-104) and another misdemeanor count of Loaded Handgun in Vehicle (Article §4-203(A)(1)(V)) in violation of Maryland criminal law.
This matter was a joint effort between WMATA Office of Inspector General(OIG), the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD), and the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office.