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Oakland keeps cash on overpaid parking tickets

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Man puts money into Oakland parking meter

The City of Oakland is holding more than $300,000 in overpaid parking tickets.

A city audit shows the excess fines have gone unclaimed partly because Oakland hasn't notified people of the overpayment -- as required by state law.

The city auditor says Oakland's parking enforcement officers issued $22.7 million in tickets last year.

The $316,000 in overpayments came from inattentive motorists who paid twice. The overpaid fines are from the fiscal year 2010 to 2011.

As a result of the audit, the city is putting a refund process into place.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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