Port Authority Cracks Down On Toll Cheats By Suing Top Offenders

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Port Authority is trying to respond to a multi-million dollar problem: Drivers who cruise through the tolls without paying.

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To combat it, the agency is cracking down by suing 20 toll evaders.

Some of them include:

  • Fusella Group, LLC, which owes $425,780
  • Madison 2001 Inc., which owes $226,955
  • Intek Auto Leasing Inc., which owes $161,703

Three individual drivers are also among those being sued:

  • Jean Davis from Englewood, New Jersey, who owes $123,506
  • Hatim Said from North Bergen, who owes $109,085
  • Carol Green from Teaneckm who owes $86,139

To see a complete list of the Port Authorities “Wall of Shame” top violators, click here. (.pdf)

The Port Authority is also going after drivers who alter their license plates. The Port Authority has previously arrested drivers who have installed devices to conceal their plates. One driver installed a toggle switch on his dash board which made the plate flip up, so cameras couldn’t catch him dodging the tolls.

Port Authority Inspector Norma Hardy warned drivers about trying to circumvent the system back in November.

“We will prosecute you, we will catch you. It’s not worth it to save $65 to be locked uptown in jail and have to pay penalties and fines,” Hardy said.

Do you agree with the Port Authority’s move? Sound off in our comments section. 

Comments

One Comment

  1. david Sylvester says:

    E Z Pass Extortion
    E Z Pass has redone thier payment plans where the number of trips allowed have been CUT IN HALF and the cost stays the same WITH A DOUBLED AMOUNT FOR THE minimum REPLENISHMENT THRESHOLD

    My old plan was $95.00 for 20 trips within 35 days
    Thier new plan IS $47.50 for 10 trips within 30 days?????
    Theyt say I am saving 50% savings off peak hours with this plan??? (its the only one I can use that they offer)

    Where is the savings???? $47.50 plus $47.50 is $95.00 ITS the same amount with LESS DAYS.

    My MINIMAL threshold was $26.25, NOW ITS $52.50 so this ALLOWS THE PA TO HIT MY BANK ACCOUNT EVERY 2 WEEKS FOR OVER $100.00
    TO TOP THAT, I HAD major surgery and was NOT ABLE TO DRIVE OR GO TO WORK for 3 months
    THEY HAD THE GULL TO STEAL $76.00 FROM MY ACCOUNT STATING IT WAS THIER MONEY BECAUSE I HAD UNUSED TRIPS AND THEY COULD KEEP THE MONEY??????
    Thats EXTORTION AND THISNEEDS TO BE TELEVISED AND WE ALL NEED A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION/INVESTIGATION INTO THIS EXTORTION
    Unfortunitly I have to go over a toll bridge 5 days a week to work

  2. tommy says:

    Do toll cheats include all of the PANYNJ retirees and their lifetime “free” passes?

  3. King Zohan says:

    FFFF the port authority!!! They have no real explanation for this enormous bump in tolls and its not like theres a way around it. This should be illegal, theres no shame to be on that list, in fact its like a hero list! People that also said FFFF the PA, im not paying these greedy fascists. The people on that list are only second to the ones who do it but dont get caught in the first place.

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