Couple Exploits Broken Transit Ticket Machine for $800k
"MTA spokesman Jeremy Soffin said the glitch was exposed when Jordan, using a legitimate debit card from a small California-based bank, First Republic, found it gave her a free ticket.
Soffin said the account linked to the card had insufficient funds and although the bank sent a warning, it was not recognized by the machine, which in turn dispensed a ticket.
'It was sort of a freak incident,' he said. 'That someone looking to steal from the MTA happened to stumble on this is extremely obscure.'"