MTA negligence let possible Access-A-Ride fraud go undetected: Audit

Lackluster strategies for identifying fraud in the MTA’s Access-A-Ride program allowed potential criminal activity to persist unchecked, the MTA Inspector General said.

An audit by the IG’s office released Monday found Access-A-Ride contractor Curb Mobility, which provides on-demand rides to New Yorkers with disabilities, failed to enact specific fraud-detection strategies requested by MTA officials in 2018.

The revelation comes days after an Access-A-Ride driver was criminally charged in Queens for bilking the MTA out of nearly $70,000 worth of fake rides.

“Outsourcing fraud controls to a contractor, and not even verifying that they are being completed, is a bad idea,” IG Carolyn Pokorny said in a statement. “It is

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