NYC: Donated Muni-Meter Receipts Help People Get Out Of Parking Tickets

Wednesday November 14, 2012 6:34 AM - 32 Comments

gemach-receiptsBrooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn lumber store is collecting used Muni-Meter receipts from customers in a cardboard box above its checkout counter in a new scam to help scofflaws trick the cash-strapped city.

Drivers who have been slapped with parking tickets on the streets close to the Brooklyn store can search for matching receipts donated by other drivers. Those lucky enough to find one with the same block and time can then use it to challenge their ticket, falsely asserting that the traffic agent failed to see that they had actually purchased the required meter receipt.

Read more at the NY Daily News.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

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32 Responses to “NYC: Donated Muni-Meter Receipts Help People Get Out Of Parking Tickets”

1. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:02 AM

I doubt the Daily News came across this on their own, some disgruntled employee must have ratted. What a shame.

2. Comment from Christine
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:06 AM

this is a fabulous idea i never thought of

3. Comment from AlbertEinstein
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:09 AM

sounds more like theft.

4. Comment from OMG
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:10 AM

no parking tickets!

5. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:13 AM

This is terrible.
Cheating their way out of paying the fines, which will cause my taxes to increase!

6. Comment from Gabi
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Don’t know if this is the right thing to do ,but I do know that the whole muni meter was put into place to squeeze as much money as possible out of us
Nobody can ever use the remainder of a quarter anymore , nobody can ever add time it’s a whole new ticket that needed resulting in another quarter for the city.
The fact that one quarter only gets you 15 minutes is very unfair
, what’s even worse is tgst you have a one hour limit , also in order to ticket people , one hour while shopping is nothing people get wrapped up in their bussiness and totally forget or are parked far away from all the stores so they get their late. If the city would be fair to us many more would respect the system

7. Comment from Local
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Wow, I’m all for it. I’ll ask my boss to start this program in our store
These “meter maids” lol have to be eliminated from their disgusting job! They are part of what makes NY just like Sedom! This “cotcha” mentality that wicked Bl$$mbag has created in this once great City, is a public disgrace! A expired parking reciept, doesn’t represent any danger to anyone! Its not like blocking a hydrant. If I become Mayor, I would eliminate all parking meters in Brooklyn & Queens, making it visitor friendly!

8. Comment from geneiva
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:46 AM

This is outright lying and theft. Why give more people the idea ? Its one thing not to like the city, or paying a ticket, but this is way over the top.

9. Comment from SHMUEL
Time November 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM

ingenious!

10. Comment from take that blooomy
Time November 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM

great idea
i luv it

11. Comment from zev
Time November 14, 2012 at 9:23 AM

ISNT THIS GENEIVA??????

12. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM

This is a major embarrassment

13. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Take down this article. You’re ruining it for everyone.

14. Comment from thinking outloud
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM

maybe when customers provide them they have remaining time on the tickets and they are providing those tickets only to share that remaining time with other parkers.

The fact that there are older tickets in the box may be because no one cleans it out…. lets be dan lekaf zechus? The NY times ran an article about the legitimacy of selling or giving away leftover time last May.

15. Comment from Kvod Hatorah
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

How can one make a “Gemach” thats sheker not Ehrlach

16. Comment from Curious
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:14 AM

What a terrible Chillul Hashem.

There is a need for a Dinei Momenos Asifah!

17. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM

OMG you are posting online about openly lying and stealing?!!! what is wrong with you!!!!!!

18. Comment from protest
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Sounds like stealing to me
Your priorities have really gone down recently this is a disgraceful title, ” sweet revenge “

19. Comment from Stupid
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Now that the press picked this up, the city will ‘mestoomeh’ not accept these reciepts as proof for any new yorker.

Great G’mach.
Great job.

20. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

um, hello?

21. Comment from ak
Time November 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM

this is a g’mach? gmach stands for gemilas chasadim. this is not a gmach - this is shameful and outright gnaiva. if you don’t want to pay for a parking spot don’t park in one. if you get a parking ticket - pay your fine.

22. Comment from Ari
Time November 14, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Mid’var sheker tirchak.

23. Comment from arkady b
Time November 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

There are always idiots who think that stealing from A to give to B is a mitzvah.

24. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM

So immoral and illegal.

25. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM

…and no one at Matzav sees this as a chilul shem shamayim? Does someone think that this is what Hashem wants from us?

For shame, for shame!

26. Comment from Tax payer
Time November 14, 2012 at 1:01 PM

“in a new scam to help scofflaws trick the cash-strapped city”

Very nice! another “hit & run” put down hit piece
Just like gutta mentchen that used to put quaters in random expired meters

27. Comment from Anonymous
Time November 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

ur enabling ppl to steal there is no heter to steal from goyim or government

28. Comment from anon
Time November 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

why is this advertised its stealing!!!

29. Comment from juda
Time November 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM

this scam is the oldest easiest trick anyone who gets a ticket waits for the next person who paid for parking on that block to enter his car and asks him for his ticket duhhhhh

30. Comment from moishe
Time November 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Anything to fight back against a city that just taxes and scams
Kol Hakavod.

31. Comment from Shmuel
Time November 14, 2012 at 5:42 PM

The comments that speak positively about this scam are an embarrassment to kvod shamayim. Asidim litein din v’cheshbon… or perhaps you’ll get someone else’s Muni receipt for that too?

32. Comment from Fed Up
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM

it is really the government, under Mayor Bloomberg ymach shmo who are the theives, not the desperate drivers looking for parking space. Bloomberg has turned this city into a communistic regime. Somebody ought to take action against him.

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