You Gotta Admire His Dedication . . .

This guy had the best gig in the world . . . for a while. Too bad he was probably committing fraud. Ron Berry used to work as a subway cleaner for the MTA in New York, until he got fired a few years ago. Apparently no one told payroll, so for 4 years, he just kept showing up on payday to collect his paychecks. And in that time they’ve paid him roughly $250,000. Then last Thursday he went in to get his check, and cops arrested him. Ron says he didn’t think he was doing anything wrong. He claims he went on sick leave for high blood pressure and asthma, and thought the paychecks were legit. His pay stubs listed his hours, which he knew he didn’t work, but he claims no one ever told him he was fired, and it’s the MTA’s fault, not his. They arrested him for trespassing when he showed up to get his check. It’s not clear if he’s also facing fraud charges.