E-ZPass records 'out' cheaters in divorce court
I've seen it before on shows like "Law and Order" - suspects caught because of electronic bridge toll records - you said you were in place X but you were in place Y - and you could in fact have committed that murder. And so on and so forth. Well, adulterers beware: E-ZPass is now being used in divorce cases.
"E-ZPass is an E-ZPass to go directly to divorce court, because it's an easy way to show you took the off-ramp to adultery," said Jacalyn Barnett, a New York divorce lawyer who has used E-ZPass records a few times.
Lynne Gold-Bikin, a Pennsylvania divorce lawyer, said E-ZPass helped prove a client's husband was being unfaithful: "He claimed he was in a business meeting in Pennsylvania. And I had records to show he went to New Jersey that night."
The E-ZPass network covers about half the East Coast and part of the Midwest. In California, we have no toll roads, only toll bridges with the FasTrak system. Strangely enough (not that I'm advocating this in any sense), all these people would have to do, as the article indicates, is to skip the electronic payment program and pay manually. But I guess convenience trumps common-, or rather cheating-sense.