Toll Trouble: Woman Racks Up $92K in Unpaid Tickets
One motorist faces serious charges after racking up thousands in debt from unpaid toll tickets.
According to Lancaster Online, 45-year-old Lori Yearick owes the state of Pennsylvania $92,000 after driving through the EZ-Pass lane of a toll plaza without the appropriate transponder.
Yearick took a total of 1,645 unpaid trips through the Harrisburg East and Mechanicsburg tolls between January 2012 and March 2017.
The 11-mile trip costs motorists $1.74 each way, unless your shirk your responsibilities like Yearick.
As Ray Morrow, the turnpikes chief of compliance told Lancaster Online, "It’s kind of hard to fight these charges,” he said. “We have pictures of her driving through each time.”
Authorities say that Yearick was sent a letter for each violation indicating that she had 30 days to pay up.
Over $26,000 of the debt comes from unpaid toll fees, the other $66,000 are fines associated with the motor vehicle infractions.
Yearick is scheduled to appear in front of a judge in Pennsylvania for felony theft of services charges.
In New Hampshire to rack up that kind of debt, you'd have to take over 2,000 trips through the Hooksett tolls at $1.00 a piece and not pay them for 5 years, or 260 weeks. This tacks on the $25.00 fee that comes in the mail 7 days after each unpaid trip.