WMATA Worker Accused of Selling Surplus Equipment, Keeping Money


A 61-year-old WMATA employee has been charged with theft after he allegedly sold thousands of dollars of surplus equipment and kept the money for himself.

According to police, Adrian Sclawy would sell WMATA property, tell his clients to leave money orders blank, then cash them into his own bank account.

Sclawy is accused of selling a bulldozer, chipper, tractors and an asphalt roller to a former WMATA employee last July for more than $18,000 in money orders.

WMATA officials now say Sclawly is being investigated in several similar cases, including a $30,000 sale to a railroad supply company in Pennsylvania, and two other similar incidents, totaling $18,000 in sales.

In addition to this, WMATA officials say approximately $75,000 "appeared" in Sclawy's personal bank account between 2009 and 2013 that has yet to be accounted for.

Sclawy was fired in December, and is facing one count of theft between $10,000 and $100,000.

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