EMPLOYEE TERMINATED FOR STEALING CHAINSAWS, CHAINSAW PARTS
A Senior Engineer was arrested on March 8, 2021, for theft of Amtrak property and terminated from employment the following day. From approximately August 2016 through July 2020, the employee is alleged to have stolen approximately 77 chainsaws, approximately 103 chainsaw replacement bars, and approximately 163 replacement chains. He sold the majority of the Amtrak chainsaws and parts using an online auction service. The investigation is ongoing and is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.