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Fire Official Gets $26K in Toll Road Fines

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Paul Matheis, a Newport Beach divisional fire chief, was using toll roads in Orange County without having a Fastrak transponder on his car. When that happens, a photo is taken and a citation is sent to the vehicle's registered address. In Matheis' case, it happened so many times, it went up to $26,000, according to the Daily Pilot. No worries, though, he paid it out of his pocket. But now he's still under scrutiny because he was using a city-issued car when the violations occurred.