Amtrak conductor pleads guilty
A second assistant conductor has admitted to stealing money from Amtrak ticket sales.
Miriam Reed, 42, of Shelby pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking more than $41,000 in passenger fares during a five-year period of employment as an assistant conductor on Amtrak's Empire Builder route from 1997 to 2002. Reed appeared in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.
According to a criminal complaint, Reed, who worked out of Amtrak's Shelby station, admitted to a supervisor last March that she had been selling tickets and keeping the cash.
The complaint said one of Reed's duties was to sell tickets to pass...