- Apr 2, 2009
No Quarter: Aussie gang pinched for stealing over $550,000... from parking meters
How'd they do it? Details aren't being disclosed while the investigation is still under way, other than to say that the elongated heist lasted for more than two years. The scheme apparently began in January 2007 and ended just last month, siphoning about $8 (again, about $5.50 USD) from some 1,900 parking meters every week. Local officials say they knew something was fishy when a new initiative that saw increased parking meter revenues eventually starting petering out, but the officials are themselves not suspected of involvement in the crime.
[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald | Image: Jack Esten/Getty]