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Parking meter theft in Australia shows problems with cash
2 Dec 2011

Using eMoney in parking meters could help to avoid a situation that occurred in Australia recently.

An audit of Melbourne's collection machines revealed a discrepancy and the National Protective Services (NPS) was obliged to investigate.

It was only then that the theft of more than $148,000 (£96,869) became evident.

The culprit was found to be Josef Andelman, who had been working as a security officer for the NPS between July 2007 and October 2008.

Money had either been taken from meters that had not registered coins properly, or had been forced open to reach the coins inside.

Judge Carolyn Douglas this week jailed Andelman for two years for the gross breach of trust.

The incident highlights how utilising cashless parking meters may help to prevent crime. They are being rolled out all over the world and allow people to pay for parking time using eMoney on cards or their mobile phones.

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