Private Parking Lot Tickets Questioned

Violators at a downtown Omaha parking lot will receive a bill for more than $60. A Colorado attorney sent two customers demand letters threatening collection action.

Both parking customers claim they already paid eight dollars to park at the Central Parking System lot in the Old Market. However both received private parking tickets for not displaying receipts on the dash.

Cindy Quedensley said the automatic ticket machine didn't spit out a receipt after she paid. Annette Erhart said she had a receipt that fell off the dash. However she had proof she paid but still received notice to pay the sixty dollars.

After Fact Finders contacted Central Parking, both violation demands were dropped. The company said it was a one time courtesy. Central Parking warns that customers should display receipts on the dash.

Omaha city prosecutor Marty Conboy said he receives a couple of calls a week from parking customers worried the city will tow their cars for the parking lot violation. Conboy said the city and courts have nothing to do with the private parking dispute. He is concerned that the private parking tickets confuse some customers.

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