SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department Muni Task Force (SFPD MTF) has apprehended a suspect in connection to the alleged thefts of public fares by SFMTA employees. According to a press release from the SFPD, the SFPD MTF contacted the Department 2 months ago about the theft of funds, and an investigation was commenced by the SFPD Muni Task Force.
During the investigation authorities identified one of the suspects in the case as Albert Williams, 61, of Napa County. On April 19, Williams was found in the Central District and arrested by SFPD MTF officers. He was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on embezzlement of public funds charges.
“The suspect’s conduct represents a violation of public trust,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott. “Our investigators moved quickly to gather evidence and build an extensive case to present to the District Attorney’s Office.”
Authorities have not yet released a booking photo for Williams as the case is still under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information on this case to contact the San Francisco Police anonymously at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.