- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen police are hoping banks can help them identify offenders in a recent parking-meter scam using debit cards but they have their doubts.

Aspen’s parking meters were vulnerable to cheating when drivers used maxed-out debit cards to get free parking. The city estimates lost revenue up to $800,000 since 2010.

Police have compiled a list of debit cards that registered the most transactions from September 2013 to November 2014. More than 170 cards posted amounts greater than $1,000.

According to the Aspen Times (https://tinyurl.com/k35ar8t), investigators say the cards used were prepaid debit cards and police are not sure they can get personal information. Police are still waiting for details from banks.

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Information from: The Aspen Times, https://www.aspentimes.com/

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