WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Transit police say they've arrested a New Jersey woman who owes more than $50,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say Bertha Moreno was driving a jitney bus Monday when an officer recognized its registration as a suspected toll evader. The bus was stopped at the Lincoln Tunnel toll plaza in Weehawken.
Authorities say they soon learned Moreno had 653 known E-ZPass electronic toll payment violations. The bus was impounded. The West New York woman was charged with theft of service.
Authorities say the E-ZPass transponder used in the bus was appropriate only for use in a passenger vehicle.
A telephone number for Moreno can't be located. It's unknown if she has an attorney.
Earlier this month a trucking company owner was charged with racking up more than $1 million in unpaid tolls and fees.
This story has been corrected to show the name is E-ZPass, not EZ-Pass.