Chicago Amtrak worker steered $30K from Polar Express ride to wife’s business

By Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times; October 12, 2017

Amtrak calls its annual Polar Express Train Ride a “magical experience.”

Now it turns out a Christmas-loving Amtrak employee used the holiday event to make $25,000 in debt disappear.

Benjamin Sheets, 50, faces a year or more in prison after pleading guilty in federal court Thursday to making false statements to the government. He admitted steering $30,000 in business from The Polar Express Train Ride to his wife’s suburban photo company.

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