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2nd San Francisco Cable Car Conductor Accused Of Fare Theft

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(AP) - Authorities have arrested a second San Francisco cable car conductor accused of stealing cash he collected from riders.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports 55-year-old David Reyes of San Francisco was arrested Wednesday. He faces embezzlement and theft charges.

Reyes' arrest comes a week after 61-year-old conductor Albert Williams of Napa was charged in a similar case.

Investigations began after the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency noticed discrepancies in the fare receipts being reported by some conductors and contacted police earlier this year.

A one-way cable car ride costs $7.

Authorities have not said how much Reyes and Williams are accused of stealing.

Built in the 19th century, San Francisco's cable cars are one of the city's biggest tourist attractions.

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