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NJ Turnpike toll collector sentenced for theft

October 7, 2011 8:40:11 AM PDT
A judge on Friday sentenced the last of three New Jersey Turnpike toll collectors who pleaded guilty to theft as part of a toll ticket scheme.

The judge ordered 58-year-old John Filippine to spend 364 days in jail and pay $2,282 in restitution.

Prosecutors say the Columbus resident and two other toll collectors obtained toll tickets near the southern New Jersey interchanges where they worked. Prosecutors say the men substituted them for tickets from motorists who traveled a longer distance and paid higher tolls. The collectors pocketed the difference.

A routine audit uncovered discrepancies.

The other collectors also were sentenced to nearly a year in jail.


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