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3 New Jersey Turnpike Toll Takers Charged With Skimming Toll Payments

WESTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – Three New Jersey Turnpike toll takers have been suspended after being charged with skimming thousands of dollars in revenue at a Burlington County interchange.

William Fagan, Glenn Huryan and John Filippine, all veteran turnpike employees, are now charged with theft.

Turnpike spokesman Tom Feeney says an internal audit uncovered the problem last month.

“These guys were taking tickets from Interchange 3 [in Bellmawr], using them at Interchange 5 [in Westhampton]. So a car that came through would show a one-dollar toll even if the car happened to have come from someplace much further away,” he explained.

The driver would be charged the full toll and the trio allegedly pocketed the difference, which totaled about $10,000 since January.

It was not immediately clear how long this may have actually been going on. That’s just one of the things state police are looking into.

If the trio are found guilty, they’ll be fired.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  1. Nostromo says:

    This incident will only hasten the conversion to EZ Pass or to where they photograph your plate, and through digital telemetry, mail you a bill. Wait until transponders on vehicles become mandatory. Big Brother IS Billing You.

    l o l

    Additionally it’s one more step toward removing cash from our every day transactions.

  2. John Sebastion says:

    I guess that $65000 they make wasn’t good enough.They needed money to pay union dues

  3. Jerry J says:

    Okay! 3 mork jobs on the NJ market.

    1. Jerry J says:

      I meant 3 more jobs available on the NJ market.

  4. Bob Jackson says:

    Sounds like our Goverment, they get away with it. I just heard that 27% of Philadelphia citizens are going hungry everyday as I was looking at a Rocket take off at NASA, just does not make sense!…..

  5. Daved says:

    Fired, really? How about fired and imprisoned???

    1. Peter says:

      They will be charged criminally. AND the morons will lose their turnpike authority pensions, something worth much much more than the chicken feed they skimmed. Such idiots!

  6. anon1 says:

    “These guys were taking tickets from Interchange 3 [in Bellmawr], using them at Interchange 5 [in Westhampton]. So a car that came through would show a one-dollar toll even if the car happened to have come from someplace much further away,” he explained. The driver would be charged the full toll and the trio allegedly pocketed the difference.”

    HEY IDIOTS. YOU JUST TOLD OTHER TOLLTAKERS HOW TO DO THE SAME THING. AAHH, BUT WHAT THE HECK. THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE FIGURED IT OUT SOONER OR LATER ANYHOW.

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