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Assistant Principal From Hackensack Busted At GWB For $14K In Unpaid Tolls

Ashley N. Blount
Ashley N. Blount Photo Credit: LinkedIn

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A charter school assistant principal from Hackensack was arrested at the George Washington Bridge after Port Authority police on Wednesday discovered she owed more than $14,000 in unpaid tolls and fees, authorities said.

An officer stopped her 2004 Honda Accord after Ashley N. Blount, 28, blew through an E-ZPass lane around 7:30 a.m., the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.

Blount, a former high school social studies teacher with bachelor's and master's degrees from Montclair State University, has been an assistant principal at Harlem Children's Zone since May 2015, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Records shows that her E-ZPass account was revoked and that Blount owes $3,146 in tolls & $10,950 in fees, Pentangelo said.

Blount was charged with theft of services and released pending a hearing. Her car was impounded, Pentangelo said.

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