Thursday, February 22, 2018

MBTA Trolley operator Indicted for Fraud, Perjury for staging Phony Assault.


Trolley Driver Indicted for Fraud, Perjury for Allegedly Staging Phony Assault

 

BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2018—An MBTA trolley operator has been charged with fraudulently collecting workers’ compensation and disability insurance after allegedly paying an associate to attack him on the job in 2016, MBTA Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury yesterday returned indictments charging THOMAS LUCEY (D.O.B. 10/21/71) of Saugus with two counts of insurance fraud and single counts of workers’ compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation, and perjury.

“I’m very proud of my detectives,” Chief Green said. “The perseverance and professionalism displayed in this case is demonstrative of the daily commitment the Transit Police have to the public we serve.”

“Effective investigators follow the evidence wherever it leads,” District Attorney Conley said. “Here, it led us away from first appearances and toward a staged assault for financial gain. We allege that this was a deliberate deception and a crime. Every dollar spent on a fraudulent claim is a dollar that can’t go to someone who deserved it.”

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Chief Green and his detectives for their diligent pursuit of the facts in this case,” said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramirez.  “Programs like Workers’ Compensation are in place to benefit hard working employees with a strong commitment to public service.  When someone abuses the system, we need to call it out, and state very clearly that such conduct will not be tolerated.”

MBTA Transit Police responded to Cedar Grove Station on the Mattapan Trolley line shortly after midnight on Oct. 30, 2016, after a man in dark coveralls wearing a “Michael Myers” Halloween mask and carrying a plastic pumpkin boarded the trolley and allegedly attacked Lucey, the operator.  Lucey reported that the assailant pulled him out of the trolley and punched him repeatedly as he lay on the ground before fleeing the area.  Lucey was transported to Carney Hospital after the assault. 

Responding officers collected the plastic pumpkin left behind by the alleged assailant as he fled.  Finger prints lifted from that pumpkin ultimately led to an acquaintance of Lucey who cooperated with the investigation. He made statements to Transit Police that Lucey had paid him $2,000 to take part in the planned “attack,” which was corroborated by bank records and phone records that showed communication between the two before and after the assault. 

In the aftermath of the planned assault, Lucey filed paperwork to begin receiving workers’ compensation. On that paperwork, Lucey allegedly made false statements regarding the assault and signed the document under the pains and penalties of perjury.  He also received long-term disability insurance, citing post-traumatic stress resulting from the incident. 

MBTA Transit Police detectives investigated the assault and Assistant District Attorneys Cailin Campbell and David McGowan led the grand jury presentation. Lucey is represented by Steven Borelli.  Arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court is expected to occur on March 20.

 

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All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Missing Person.

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in efforts to locate 64-year-old Vivien Correa who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. Ms. Correa was last seen at about 2:00 PM on Saturday February 10, 2018, near her residence at 940 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain wearing an outfit similar to the one pictured above. Ms. Correa is described as an Hispanic female, about 5’2” tall and about 185 lbs. Vivian may not consistently recognize or respond to her name at this time. While she speaks both Spanish and English fluently, Ms. Correa may be more likely to conversate in Spanish if approached. Vivien is known to frequent the areas of Egelston Square and 1010 Massachusetts Avenue. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Vivian Correa is urged to contact 911 or District E-13 detectives directly at (617) 343-5628. 

If seen on the MBTA please call 911 or 617-222-1212. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Bicycle thieves !!! Help us ID.


If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app


The two subjects depicted within
are wanted for questioning relative to a Bike Larceny at Davis Square MBTA Station on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at approximately 10:25 PM.



media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com














the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Help us ID this person of Interest for Threats.





If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app




The subject depicted within
is wanted for questioning relative to Threats onboard an Orange Line train between MBTA North Station and Community College MBTA Station, on Friday, February 2, 2018, at approximately 4:38 pm.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com














the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Trespasser struck Gloucester.

On February 7, 2018 at approximately 7:35PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Gloucester for a person possibly struck by a train. Several TPD units along with Gloucester Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of the LaPage Lane, Gloucester was struck by an outbound Rockport Line MBTA commuter rail train on track #1 . The male, approx age unknown at this time, has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives along with the Essex County DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.




Media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com.

Somerville man arrested for Indecent Assault.

Jose Nunez
On February 5, 2018 at approximately 7:17PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Broadway Station for a report of an assault. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 28 year old female, who relayed the following : while ascending up the escalator at Broadway Station she was indecently assaulted from behind by an unknown male. The victim further stated a male who witnessed the assault intervened and pulled the assailant away from her. Officers then spoke with the male witness who pointed out Jose Nunez, 28, of Somerville as the offending party.

Officers approached Nunez and placed him into custody. According to the arresting officers Nunez admitted to the assault and stated "What's the big deal.... I wanted to do it". Nunez was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com












the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Monday, February 5, 2018

Gardner woman arrested for Larceny after stealing conductor's purse.

Sarah Fiahlo
On February 3, 2018 at approximately 12:15am Transit Police officers assigned to the North District and assisted by Natick PD received a radio call to respond to the Natick Commuter Rail station for a larceny investigation. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a Keoilis employee, who reported a passenger, later identified as Sarah Fialho, 31, of Gardner stole her purse containing cash, credit cards and other personal items. Officers recovered the victim's possessions from Fiahlo's person. Officers subsequently discovered there was also a warrant in existence for Fiahlo's arrest issued out of  Quincy District Court for Trespassing.


Fiahlo was placed into custody for Larceny Over 250.00 and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com














the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Bicycle Larceny Investigation. Help us ID this person of interest.


If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app

The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to a Bicycle Larceny at Mattapan Station on January 26, 2018, at approximately 4:25 PM.

 







media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com














the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt