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by Peter Moskos

April 30, 2009

Bent MetroCard Is Forgery

So says New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals. Sewell Chan of the Times reports.
Unfortunately for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Judge Graffeo’s decision contains details that can be used as instructions for bending MetroCards to get free rides. The judge devoted her entire first section, more than two pages, to explaining the magnetic coding of the cards, how the machines read the cards, and how, in essence, to foil the system.

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