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Vancouver Meter Collector Ordered To Repay More Than $200K

09/19/2013 12:42 EDT | Updated 11/19/2013 05:12 EST
City of Vancouver
A parking meter collector has been ordered to repay more than $200,000 he allegedly stole from the City of Vancouver's parking lots.

According to B.C. Supreme Court documents, Dan Wong regularly took funds from EasyPark cashboxes over a period of four years.

EasyPark runs the City of Vancouver's lots and revenue from the corporation is supposed to go back to the city.

In his examination for discovery, Wong told EasyPark lawyers he used a paper clip to jimmy the EasyPark collection boxes.

According to documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Wong managed to literally nickel and dime EasyPark out of $200,000 during the years he worked as a meter collection man.

The missing funds came to light in July 2012 when an EasyPark employee noticed a revenue shortfall from the parking lot at the Maritime Museum.

Easypark launched an investigation involving surveillance video and Wong was fired last August.

In discovery, Wong admitted to having a gambling problem.

Earlier this week, EasyPark received a judgment against him for more than $200,000.

The company now wants overturn his attempt to transfer his half of his home to his wife for $1.

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