Car park operator investigated over doctored tickets
A car park operator, UKPC, are being investigated after they were accused of issuing tickets to drivers, which had been doctored. This is the second time the company have misleading drivers (we'll stick an 'allegedly' in there, to be on the safe side).
After the claims were made about the company tampering with photos, UKPC was given a temporary suspension from using DVLA data to trace the addresses of drivers. This meant that any unpaid fines during that time, could not be followed up.
UKPC, who have said that staff misunderstood an email about all this, are being investigated again, by the British Parking Association. Last September, the BPA started to follow up claims that employees have been changing time stamps on car photos.
"If there’s a repeat of any kind of misbehaviour, that will almost certainly result in expulsion or further suspension," said BPA head Patrick Troy.
So, if this isn't out-and-out fraud, what's going on? Well, the UKPC themselves said that these allegations refer to an "isolated photograph tampering incident" by a "few rogue employees".