Man’s stolen license plate racks up over $1,000 in violations

Imagine being fined for traffic offenses while your car is sitting in a landfill. How could that be?

A man learned the hard way, and he knew it was a risk, and that’s what can happen if you don’t save your license plates or have them stolen at some point.

Lee Oursler is now afraid to open his mailbox, as he will receive a receipt in the mail in a few days.

“I received two warnings of suspicion,” he said. “But then they kept sending more!”

Oursler’s son-in-law Ken Keim showed a pile of EZ PASS toll bills in New York and New Jersey for more than $ 1,000.

But Oursler lives in Ohio and hasn’t moved to New Jersey in decades.

It all started after he assembled his minivan, and they took the license plates with him still full.

Now, a month later, that plaque is appearing on New York payroll cameras, and Oursler can’t stop it.

“We still don’t know how to end it,” said a disappointed Keim.

It turns out that a small label that has not yet expired is very valuable for a thief. That’s because a pay-as-you-go reader will take a picture and send the bill directly to your home.

How to protect yourself

Enrollment rules vary from state to state. But a spokesman for the Ohio Motor Vehicle Bureau, Charlie Norman, told us that you should never leave your car with license plates attached.

Instead, he said:

  • Ask about moving the plates to a new vehicle.
  • Store them in a safe place in your home.
  • Or deliver it to your local DMV or BMV office for destruction.

If they are towed after an accident, Norman said, “Work with your insurance company to recover those plates or make sure the insurance company destroys them.”

One last tip: If your license plate is ever lost or stolen, report the loss to DMV and the State Police to ensure that the tickets are not included in your driving record.

We have contacted the NO PASS authorities in the hope that they will waive all fees.

But Oursler says “if I had removed the license plate, it would have ended there.”

Remember these tips so you don’t waste money.


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