Release* Date: December 23, 2009
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: December 23, 2009
Toll collector sentenced for theft
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a part-time toll collector for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority was sentenced today to serve a 364-day jail term and repay $5,523.35 that was stolen over a 13-month period.
F. Yuhas (DOB 9/8/54) of
a hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
The judge said he was imposing the jail term ‘’to send a strong message to those who steal or violate the public trust.’’
Yuhas was sentenced after he pleaded guilty September 11, 2009 to a count of theft, admitting he took the money in various amounts between January 1, 2008 and February 21, 2009.
Yuhas pleaded guilty, he waived his right to have his case presented to a grand
Yuhas, who began working as a part-time toll collector in June 1998, was dismissed from his job in March 2009 following an investigation by the Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey State Police.