01/19/2012 05:02 pm ET

Two Metro Workers Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Fare Machines

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Metro revenue technician and a Metro police officer face charges of conspiring to steal tens of thousands of dollars in Metro fares, much of which allegedly was used to purchase winning lottery tickets.

Authorities on Wednesday night arrested Horace Dexter McDade, 58, of Bowie, Md., and John Vincent Haile, 54, of Woodbridge, Va. McDade has worked for Metro since 1979, servicing fare vending machines at rail stations, while Haile has worked for the Metro Transit Police Department since 1997. His position involved providing protection and security for revenue technicians.

The two allegedly stole bags of coins while making their rounds to collect funds from Metro vending machines. The pair made unscheduled stops to conceal the funds at an underpass near a Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Alexandria, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

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