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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...

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