And finally… toll tales

A fake road toll plaza collected money from motorists for over a year-and-a-half before being discovered by authorities.

The scheme near Morbi, in the Indian state of Gujarat, even fooled police and government officials who repeatedly paid the toll, NDTV reports.

The toll plaza was established on private land and offered passage for motorists at half the standard rate.

A local government official said: “We received information that some vehicles were being diverted from the actual route of the Varghasia toll plaza and toll tax was being collected. The police and other officials reached the spot to investigate and filed a detailed complaint.”

At least five people are now facing criminal charges in connection with the enterprise.

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