April 2, 2014

Former TCAT Employee Arrested for Alleged Embezzlement

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By NOAH RANKIN

An employee of Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit was arrested for allegedly embezzling nearly $250,000 from the company over the last several years, according to police.

Pamela Johnson of Cortland, N.Y.was charged for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree Wednesday after a “lengthy police investigation” stemming from irregularities found during TCAT’s annual financial audit, according to an Ithaca Police Department press release. Johnson allegedly diverted approximately $247,000 to an unauthorized bank account under the guise of payments to a TCAT vendor.

A Tompkins County Consolidated Area Transit bus arrives at the Statler Hall bus stop. A former TCAT employee was accused of embezzling nearly $250,000 from the company. (Shailee Shah / Sun Senior Photographer)

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