Third N.J. Turnpike toll collector admits to theft charges

    New Jersey Turnpike toll collector John Filippine has admitted to his role in a scheme that resulted in a $10,000 theft.

    Filippine pleaded guilty to his role in which he and two other toll collectors obtained tickets from interchanges near their plazas and then swapped them for tickets from drivers who paid higher tolls, pocketing the difference.

     

    Glenn W. Huryan and William L. Fagan III pleaded guilty to the same in July, costing them $6,000 and $4,000, respectively. Filippine will be sentenced in October, the Associated Press reports, and faces a $2,828 restitution fine.

    Huryan and Fagan are barred from public employment in the state.

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