PLEASANT GAP, Pa. (AP) - More charges have been filed against the owner of a central Pennsylvania trash hauling company, and now his wife, for allegedly overbilling customers by dumping garbage in a neighboring county where landfills are cheaper.
The new charges filed Thursday accuse 59-year-old Ray Walker Jr. and his 58-year-old wife, Carol, of conspiring to forge records related to the alleged scheme.
State investigators say Walker’s self-named trucking company was supposed to dump garbage in a Centre County landfill, which charges $70 a ton.
But Walker’s workers instead hauled the trash to neighboring Clinton County landfills, which charge only $30 to $40 per ton.
Carol Walker is charged with forging weight tickets to make customers think their trash was being hauled to the more expensive landfills.
The couple didn’t immediately return a call for comment Friday.
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