Guilty pleas expected in Metro cash thefts
Two former Metro workers accused of stealing potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in coins from farecard machines are scheduled to enter guilty pleas next week in federal court.
Court records in Alexandria show plea hearings scheduled Monday for Horace Mcdade of Bowie and John Haile of Woodbridge. The two were arrested in January.
Prosecutors began the investigation after getting reports that Mr. Haile routinely pulled up in a Jaguar to a store in Woodbridge with $500 bags of coins to buy lottery tickets. Lottery records show Mr. Haile had more than $60,000 in reportable winnings since 2008 and bank records show unexplained cash deposits of more than $150,000.
Surveillance caught both men hiding bags of coins underneath an overpass, according to an affidavit.
Calls to their lawyers were not returned.