Six people charged with theft at Reading Parking Authority

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 26, 2014 4:21 PM

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(Reading) -- Six employees of the Reading Parking Authority are facing theft charges stemming from allegations they stole $72,000 by skimming from the parking fees they collected over eight years.

Parking Authority Executive Director Patrick Mulligan says an investigation began after discrepancies were discovered in fee collection figures for events at the Santander Arena and the Santander Performing Arts Center. 

Reading police launched a sting operation, which they say revealed the six employees collected cash from people parking lots and garages but only turned over part of the earnings to the authority.

The Parking Authority suspended the employees, who have either resigned or remain suspended without pay, pending further action.

Their names weren't immediately released.

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