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Port Authority Police: Jitney Driver Busted For $50,900+ in Tolls, Fees

Bertha D. Moreno
Bertha D. Moreno Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy PORT AUTHORITY PD

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Port Authority police officers based in New Jersey busted a jitney driver at the Lincoln Tunnel who they said owed more than $50,990 in tolls and fees.

Officer Nick D'Agostino recognized the 1991 driver -- 62-year-old Bertha D. Moreno of West New York -- as a "known toll evader" after the bus emerged from a tunnel tube in Weehawken, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said Tuesday.

After stopping Moreno, the officer found 653 violations, he said.

It wasn't that she wasn't paying anything, Pentangelo said: Moreno was using an EZPass transponder designated for passenger vehicles.

She was arrested and processed on theft charges and the bus was impounded, he said.

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