A New York City taxi drives through the streets of Manhattan.
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By Reuters
March 28, 2016

A Pennsylvania woman’s 140-mile taxi ride from New York City may cost her more than just the $600 fare, police said on Monday.

Kelli Boyer, 44, of Denver, Pa., faces a theft of services charge after the cab driver accused her of failing to pay for the long ride home on Sunday, according to the East Cocalico Township Police Department in Lancaster County. The charge is expected to be filed on Monday, police said.

According to police, Boyer hired a taxi in New York City and at about 1 a.m. arrived home in Denver, which is about half-way between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, the state capital.

 

Boyer told the driver she needed to go inside for a few minutes to get money to pay the fare. The driver waited about 15 minutes for her to return before calling police, according to the police.

The officers who responded said Boyer refused to open the door or answer repeated phone calls. The taxi driver later identified Boyer from a photo, police said.

It was not immediately known if Boyer had an attorney.

Police did not say why Boyer was in New York.

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