EZ-Pass toll dodger ordered to pay $12,500 in restitution

By Keith Schweigert, WPMT

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- (WPMT) -- A Lancaster County woman will have to pay $12,500, serve two years of probation and perform 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to blowing through EZ-Pass-only lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and incurring $92,000 in tolls and fines, according to a Pennlive report.

Lori Yearick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a theft of services charge in Dauphin County Court. She will also be on probation for two years as part of a sentence issued by Dauphin County President Judge Richard A. Lewis.

Yearick has already repaid $10,000 toward the $12,500 she must pay in restitution to the Turnpike, according to Pennlive. The restitution reflects the true cost of tolls she should have paid while speeding through the E-ZPass lanes without a transponder.

Turnpike officials say Yearick made 1,645 illegal trips between the Harrisburg East and Mechanicsburg interchanges between 2012 and 2017.