SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA9) -- A five inch stack of toll violations sits on Dan Rossi's desk at his small Springfield construction company, MAJ Construction. Rossi, who is part owner of the business was shocked to receive summonses to appear in court for $47,000 in toll violations. He says it all started with a simple mistake.
"My assistant made a mistake he said we would replenish as necessary," said Rossi, explaining that he thought the company's EZ Pass was set up for automatic replenishment.
Coming from his home in Maryland, his first toll violation in October of 2013 was for 43 cents. He didn't pay it and then was shocked when the next notice arrived.
"When they sent out the second set of fines, I said 'That's nuts! $100 for 43 cents. I'm not doing it." he said.
Fees and fines mounted, and so did more tolls, despite his efforts.