NYC: Donated Muni-Meter Receipts Help People Get Out Of Parking Tickets November 14, 2012 6:34 am
Brooklyn, 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.