Ride The B44? A Cop-Turned-Bank Robber May Be Your Driver

NOT HIS ‘FINEST’ HOUR: Paul Voss, a bank-robbing cop-turned-city-bus -driver, at home over the weekend.
Source: NYPost.com

The New York Post reports:

An infamous dirty cop — who was caught moonlighting as a bank robber in the 1990s — has a new gig driving a city bus in Brooklyn, The Post has learned.
Former Queens cop Paul Voss is now working the night shift driving the B44 bus, some 13 years after his arrest for sticking up five banks — including one when he was on duty.
The MTA knew all about his criminal past, but it decided to hire the badge-betraying bandit last April.
The now-repentant 44-year-old copped to his unorthodox work history on both sides of the law when he applied to the transit agency and in subsequent employment interviews.
But that didn’t preclude him from getting a job, thanks to strict state hiring laws.
State agencies are forbidden from using candidates’ criminal histories against them in most cases.
“He served a five-year sentence followed by eight consecutive years of gainful employment at a single company,” said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.
“Mr. Voss further revealed his criminal record and work history to the Background Investigations Unit of the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, which upheld the hiring decision made by Transit.”
After passing the civil-service bus-driver test, Voss was hired by the MTA at $20.38 an hour.

Glad to see in this down economy a former civil servant can find a job with decent pay…

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