Police: Jitney driver owes more than $50,000 in tolls, fees

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Posted: Jan 24, 2017 3:41 PM

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.

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This story has been corrected to show the name is E-ZPass, not EZ-Pass.