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.