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Hearing for Man Accused in Fake MBTA Pass Scheme

Casey Kolenda allegedly sold fake passes to unsuspecting customers and made more than $60,000 in profits

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    Hearing for Man Accused in Fake MBTA Pass Scheme
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    A Medford, Massachusetts, man accused of distributing more than 3,000 counterfeit MBTA passes faces a hearing on Monday.

    Casey Kolenda was indicted last summer.

    The Attorney General's office says Kolenda created and distributed hundreds of counterfeit monthly link passes that riders used nearly 15,000 times.

    Kolenda allegedly copied the electronic data from a regular monthly pass strip and copied it onto regular stored-value cards that he purchased at kiosks in “T” stations.

    He then allegedly sold them to unsuspecting customers and made more than $60,000 in profits.

    Investigators say the MBTA lost about $225,000 in revenue.