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Former NJ Turnpike Toll Collector John Filippine Faces Jail Time For Toll Scam

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New Jersey Turnpike (credit: AP Photo)

New Jersey Turnpike (credit: AP Photo)

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former New Jersey Turnpike toll collector has admitted having his hand in the till when he was on the job.

John Filippine pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in a scheme in which he and two others obtained toll tickets from interchanges near their toll plazas and substituted them for tickets from motorists who paid larger tolls. They pocketed the difference.

The tickets were collected between Interchanges 3 and 5.

The 58-year-old Columbus resident faces nearly a year in jail and $2,282 in restitution when he’s sentenced under a plea agreement in October.

The other two toll collectors pleaded guilty in July.

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