The San Francisco Police Department, with the help of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, arrested two suspects on July 15 for illegally selling “Late Night” bus transfers.
One of the suspects was 53-year-old Muni mechanic Edward King and the other was Leroy Gutierrez, also 53. They had allegedly sold “Late Night” transfers for $1 instead of the actual $2 Muni fare for the last several months.
The MTA reported that it loses thousands of dollars each week due to these illegal transfer sales. Since March this year, the Police Department has teamed up with Muni to try to stop such illegal Muni activity, the SFPD said in a statement released today.
Officers assigned to the Muni Task Force have been doing rounds of surveillance at 16th and Mission Street, an area involved in “Late Night” bus transfer sales. Police will continue to patrol the area because the case of illegal transfers is ongoing, SFPD says.