New Jersey Turnpike toll collectors plea guilty to $10k in thefts

    Two New Jersey Turnpike toll collectors pleaded guilty today to stealing $10,000 through fake toll tickets.

    The pair fraudulently swapped short-ride tickets with original tickets for higher tolls and pocketed the difference, which they’ll now pay back.

    Glenn W. Huryan and William L. Fagan III will pay $6,000 and $4835, respectively, NJ.com reports, and will be barred from public employment in the state. Charges are still pending against John Filippine, who allegedly stole more than $2,000.

    Huryan and Fagan admitted today to charging motorists for higher-costing tickets and the pocketing the difference between the actual ticket value and the amount paid.

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