Joseph Ryan Sforza, the Staten Island D.A. charges, wasn't happy with his earnings as a tool-booth attendant on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, so he started pocketing some of the money drivers handed him
. His clever plan was allegedly to take the higher tolls charged for trucks, count them as cars and keep the difference -- $10 per hit before the recent toll increase
, $11 after. But even toll collectors are not immune from video surveillance these days, and Sforza was observed; also, "the tolls Sforza collected did not correspond to the weight of the vehicles that passed through his station," reports the Staten Island Advance
. He was arrested yesterday and charged with skimming $1,093 between May and August. "We take these things very seriously," says an MTA Bridges and Tunnels spokeswoman.