MTA clerk arrested for inside-job robbery

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The two suspects are accused of taking $4,000 from a Queens subway station last week. Credit: Google Images

An MTA employee and an accomplice have been charged with conspiring and stealing $4,000 in cash from a Queens subway station last week.

Tracy King, 48, who worked at the 111th Street station off the 7 line in Queens, allegedly had her friend duct tape her hands and mouth and steal the cash from the subway booth, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. She planned to split the money with the robber.

“Instead of being the alleged victim of a gunpoint robbery at her job, the MTA employee charged in this case is accused of staging the purported robbery and splitting the proceeds of the crime with an accomplice,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

King told police that she was working at the station around 11 a.m. last Saturday when a man arrived at the station dressed in a reflective contractor’s vest and asked for the keys to the employees’ break room. Inside the break room, the robber pointed a revolver and a stun gun at King as he placed duct tape on her hands and mouth, King told cops. The man then allegedly went to the ticket booth and took $4,000. King was discovered by other MTA employees who called police to report the robbery.

Police arrested Anthony Brown, 42, after they lifted a fingerprint off a plastic container in the break room. Brown told police that the robbery was King’s idea. He also said he was not armed and that he has known King for about 10 years. Phone records revealed that King and Brown had talked as recently as the day before the robbery.

Cops also recovered $2,334 in cash from inside Brown’s girlfriend’s Queens apartment.

Brown and King face charges of third- and fourth-degree grand larceny, defrauding the government, fifth-degree conspiracy and third-degree falsely reporting an incident. They each face up to seven years in prison if convicted.



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