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Parking Meter Attendant Receives Prison Sentence After Admitting To Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Quarters

James Bagarozzo and Lawrence Charles both plead guilty to theft.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:14 p.m. ET

Posted on August 17, 2013, at 12:47 p.m. ET

A former Buffalo, N.Y., parking meter mechanic has received a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence after stealing $210,000 worth of quarters, the Associated Press reports.

Prosecutors said James Bagarozzo rigged parking meters for eight years. Justice Department video captured Bagarozzo grabbing fistfuls of quarters from a machine.

He then took the quarters home with him. Bagarozzo plead guilty to theft in September along with a coworker, Lawrence Charles.

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