Monday, June 22, 2009
Virginia Parking Meter Repairman Embezzles More Than $100K
William Jones Fell, 61, of Manassas, Virginia, plead guilty to two felony counts of embezzlement for embezzling more than $100,000 from the City of Alexandria, where he had been employed as a parking meter repairman. According to prosecutors, Fell would get to work before hours, empty meters and stash the coins in his truck. Then he would exchange the coins for bills at a local supermarket. Fell had been employed by the city for 16 years. The thefts reportedly occurred over a one year period, according to Fell's attorney. He faces up to 40 years in prison.