E-toll evader found guilty, fined R20,000

A Gauteng resident has been found guilty of fraudulent number plates so as to avoid paying e-tolls, according to reports.

Dr Stoyan Hristov Stoychev was sentenced to six months imprisonment or a fine pay R20,000. He was also ordered to pay Sanral R14,000 in outstanding e-toll bills.

This is according to the SABC news team, which reported that Stoychev entered into a plea bargain with the state after admitting guilt to one count of fraud and 988 for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act (RTA).

Stoychev was also ordered to complete one hundred hours of community service.

It is alleged that Stoychev changed the C on his number plate to an O while driving from his Randburg home to his workplace in Pretoria.

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E-toll evader found guilty, fined R20,000