WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — A truck driver was arrested for allegedly racking up more than $1 million in unpaid E-ZPass tolls and fees, police said.
Lester Morales, 34, of Little Ferry, New Jersey, was arrested at Newark Airport on Thursday. Morales was boarding a flight to Aruba at the time.
Morales, the owner of EAB Transport LLC./Do it Right Trucking, is accused of driving trucks with a delinquent E-ZPass account. About 100 trucks owned by his truck company would go through tolls more than 100 times a day.
A two-month investigation led investigators to Morales. Authorities found that Morales racked up a hefty bill after he did not pay tolls and administrative fees for more than a year.
Morales is charged with theft of services.