Police have charged two employees of private contractors with taking money from Fairfax Connector bus fare boxes.
Thong Khoune Sisaath, 39, of 134 Environs Road in Sterling was arrested on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. She was charged with grand larceny and possession of burglarious tools.
On Thursday, July 3, 2008, Carl Alexander Rich, 54, of 3104 Northwood Road in Fairfax was arrested. He was charged with embezzlement, possession of burglarious tools and grand larceny.
Rich is an employee of Veolia Transportation, which provides bus services for Fairfax County. Sisaath is employed by Aramark, which is sub-contracted by Veolia to provide maintenance and upkeep on Connector buses.
Investigators believe the thefts have occurred since October, 2007, during overnight hours when buses are serviced at a facility at 268 Spring Street in Herndon. The investigation continues and further charges are possible.