FHP: Man used remote-control device to cover license plate at tolls

Joshua Concepcion-West, 27, arrested in Apopka

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

APOPKA, Fla. - A man who was using a device to temporarily cover his license plate as he went through the E-Pass lane so he wouldn't have to pay tolls was arrested Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A trooper was driving behind Joshua Concepcion-West, 27, on westbound State Road 408 in Apopka on Wednesday afternoon when the trooper noticed Concepcion-West's license plate disappear as he drove through the E-Pass lane, according to an arrest report.

The license plate then reappeared after the vehicle had passed through the toll lane.

Orange County Jail

Joshua Concepcion West

The trooper pulled Concepcion-West over and noticed an unusual license plate cover. The trooper found that the license plate cover was controlled by a remote device and when triggered a screen would cover the plate. When triggered again, the screen would lift back up and the license plate would be exposed, the Highway Patrol said.

Concepcion-West was arrested and charged with petit theft and cheating or gross fraud.

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