The Crime Beat (New Wrinkle: Fake Transponders!)

WJLA-TV News (Washington) reports, “Some creative criminals have come up with a new way to cheat you out of your money — by stealing your [E-ZPass transponder] and replacing it with a fake one.” The article spotlights a Laurel, MD, contracting company that lost $52,000 as a result of the scam, which is under police investigation.