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Authorities Nab Alleged Toll Cheat At Holland Tunnel Entrance

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said a man who allegedly evaded more than $1,000 in tolls has been caught.

Port Authority spokesman Al Della Fave said 26-year-old Stephen Rivera of Toms River was arrested Tuesday morning at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel.

Rivera allegedly put a reflective covering on his vehicle’s license plate so cameras wouldn’t record it.

Della Fave said Rivera has evaded 23 tolls at the Holland Tunnel and George Washington Bridge since 2009. He’s charged with theft of services.

Della Fave warned motorists that police officers are looking for people who are obscuring their plates.

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