19 February 1977, New York Times, pg. 21:
Chief Garelick was told to take the men from his 200-man fare-evasion unit which has been guarding the turnstiles against fare-beaters - a program he has called a cornerstone of his anticrime efforts,
20 January 1979, New York Times, "About New York" by Francis X. Clines, pg. 24:
Another fare-beater, a suspected courier in some branch or not-quite-organized crime, was found to be carrying $30,000 in cash.
Whatever the turnstile dragnets turn up, the clerks in the 42d Street booth scoff at Chief Garelik's claim that the volume of fare-beating has been cut from about 4 percent of ridership to less than 1 percent.
18 January 1985, Washington Post, "New York Chafes at Criminal Image" by Margot Hornblower, pg. A3:
Much of what sets the tone are things that seem trivial, like subway graffiti. Farebeaters.