- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have arrested a second San Francisco cable car conductor accused of stealing cash he collected from riders.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2pprF1U) 55-year-old David Reyes of San Francisco was arrested Wednesday. He faces embezzlement and theft charges.

Reyes’ arrest comes a week after 61-year-old conductor Albert Williams of Napa was charged in a similar case.

Investigations began after the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency noticed discrepancies in the fare receipts being reported by some conductors and contacted police earlier this year.

A one-way cable car ride costs $7.

Authorities have not said how much Reyes and Williams are accused of stealing.

Built in the 19th century, San Francisco’s cable cars are one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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