Port Authority police say a Florida man evaded paying tolls by using fake license plates
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says its police have caught a Florida trucker who allegedly used fake license plates -- from different states -- to evade tolls.
Port Authority spokesman Al Della Fave says 32-year-old Michael Krasozski of Sunny Isles Beach was driving a car carrier with 10 vehicles when it was stopped around 10 a.m. Saturday on the George Washington Bridge.
Della Fave says officers Michael Brennan and Jason Malice were in an unmarked car when they noticed problems with the carrier's license plates. After stopping the vehicle, they found the plates apparently were made by hand -- and that one was a Maine plate and the other an Arizona plate.
The suspects were carrying the cars of people traveling up north for the summer. The car carrier was impounded and is now at the Tumino Towing lot in Ridgefield Park.
The owners cannot retrieve their cars because they are now evidence, Della Fave said.
Krasozski was charged with theft of services and falsifying and tampering with public records. Dela Fave said the toll for the carrier would have been approximately $120.
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Published at 3:44 PM EST on Jun 2, 2012
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