NEWARK, NJ  John A. Davey, 49, of East Brunswick has been arrested and charged with official misconduct, theft and forgery according to an announcement released Monday by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo.

A NJ Transit ticket agent for 29 years, Davey is alleged to have forged rail tickets and sold them for cash. He would place “NO CASH” signs on NJ Transit’s  ticket vending machines at the New Brunswick Station, which caused cash paying customers to come to the ticket counter to purchase tickets. It is alleged that he would sell the fake pre-printed tickets and keep the cash.

At the time of his arrest, Davey was in possession of $1,285.95 in cash and 101 forged tickets. The tickets were printed on authentic NJ Transit ticket stock that was allegedly removed from the New Brunswick train station by Davey.

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New Jersey Transit Police recovered additional ticket stock and a thermal printer from Davey’s East Brunswick home.

The investigation was conducted by the New Jersey Transit Police Fraud Investigation Unit and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Davey’s first court appearance is scheduled for June 13 at the Veteran’s Court House in Newark.

Murray commended New Jersey Transit Detectives Michael Bavosa and James Garrison,III, for their work on this case.

Anyone with information is urged to contact New Jersey Transit Police Det. Michael Bavosa at 973-491-8953