The Boston Globe reports Rhode Island residents registered their vehicles to an empty field in Maine to evade higher car taxes, higher insurance rates and automated tickets.

An investigation by the Providence Police Department found 99 vehicles registered on a rural lot hundreds of miles away at 94 Waldoboro Road in Jefferson, Maine, according to the article.

That location is owned by the STAAB Agency, one of the third party agents that conducts online registrations for the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles, the newspaper states.

The Boston Globe says that The Providence Municipal Court has tracked down where the individuals live and mailed their unpaid speeding, red light and parking tickets, to their homes on Monday.

The article reports that the City of Providence is owed more than $16,000. The court began to investigate these unpaid tickets about three months ago when a clerk noticed the same address on dozens of tickets.

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