Halifax Regional Police has charged three men following an investigation into the submission of invalid parking tickets in 2014 and 2015.
On October 26, 2015, members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division commenced an investigation after a representative from Municipal Compliance contacted police on October 20, 2015, to report an issue with a number of invalid parking tickets.
The tickets had been submitted by the municipality’s parking enforcement service provider. Investigators determined that three employees of the service provider were responsible for submitting approximately 2,200 parking tickets with fabricated or invalid license plates between April 28, 2014 and October 23, 2015. The tickets in question were not placed on vehicles and only apply to out of province/out of country plates.
There has been no evidence to suggest that this matter involved any Nova Scotia plates. A 22-year-old Dartmouth man and a 21-year-old Eastern Passage man were arrested on February 2 without incident. A 22-year-old Cole Harbour man was arrested without incident on February 3. They were all released on an undertaking to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on March 15, 2016 to each face charges of breach of trust by a public officer and uttering a forged document.