BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The former sales director of a Brooklyn charter bus company was indicted on Wednesday on charges she stole more than $1 million in tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure and Dorney Park, authorities said.
Rosemarie Bader, 51, of Staten Island, operated the scam over the course of three years by over-purchasing tickets to the amusement parks, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Bader, a 16-year employee at Best Trails and Travel Corporation in Red Hook, Brooklyn, ordered the tickets with the company credit card, received them herself and locked them in a safe under her desk to which only she had access, the authorities said.
This past October, Bader’s employer discovered she’d been buying far more tickets than the company’s charter buses could seat and fired her, prosecutors said.
In total, she purchased more than 36,000 tickets using the company credit card which were unconnected to the company’s bus packages — 23,136 tickets to Dorney Park and 13,102 tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure, according to the DA’s Office.
Bader, who was charged with first- and second-degree grand larceny and first- and second-degree criminal possession of stolen property, was held on bail of $500,000 bond or $250,00 cash.
She faces between eight and 25 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.
Bader’s next appearance in court is scheduled for Oct. 11.