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Two men have pleaded guilty to stealing about $500,000 from Metro stations.
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Two men have pleaded guilty to stealing about $500,000 from Metro stations.

A former revenue technician and former police officer are heading to prison for stealing approximately $500,000 in cash and coins from Metro stations.

John Vincent Hail, of Woodbridge, Va., and Horace Dexter McDade, of Bowie, Md., pleaded guilty to the theft and money laundering.

According to court records, after collecting funds from various Metro stations the two men would hide the bags of money at an underpass in a parking lot in Alexandria. Following their shifts, the pair would return to the underpass in their personal vehicles to retrieve the cash.

Investigators say the pair laundered the money, mostly in coins by purchasing lottery tickets and making cash purchases from local home improvement stores.

Hail was sentenced to 37 months, McDade, 30 months. They were also ordered to pay more than $400,000 in restitution and serve a three-year term of supervised release.

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