Man ‘Fired’ From Job Continued To Collect Paychecks For More Than 4 Years (Photo Credit: Representational image )
Paychecks without work, won’t that be in the wish list of every working individual! For a man in New York, the pay-without-work went on for more than four years until he was finally arrested last week. The man identified as Ronald Berry, 47, who worked as a maintenance claims he’s been on sick leave since 2015 for high blood pressure and asthma, and has traveled to a city Transit office on Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard every two weeks to sign in and pick up his pay without a problem.
He had roughly collected around $250,000 before someone at the MTA sensed something fishy and sounded the alarm, sources told The Post. Berry was arrested on Thursday for trespassing when he showed up as usual to collect the paycheck, authorities said.
“I never got a call that I was terminated,” a ‘caught’ Berry told The Post outside his Bronx home Saturday. “I’ve been collecting checks for four f–king years.”
When told that he had been fired from his job way back in 2013, he countered, “So how am I still collecting checks? It’s a fault on the MTA side.”
“If I’m terminated, how am I still collecting checks?” Berry said he asked a boss after his arrest.
“That’s not my problem, that’s payroll’s problem,” the boss allegedly told him.
It’s unclear how Berry ended up back on the payroll in 2015.