City Workers Charged With Pocketing Parking Money

ST. LOUIS (AP) Four employees of the St. Louis Treasurer’s office are facing charges for allegedly stealing parking fees at two city-owned lots near Scottrade Center.

KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/15rd7OY ) reports that Treasurer Tishaura Jones raised concerns soon after taking office in January, and asked police to investigate.

On Friday, William Draper, Blake Noise, Charles Roberson and Princeton White were charged with felony theft.

Prosecutors say the suspects were hired to collect $20 parking fees on several nights in March and April. Rather than turn in all the money, they allegedly pocketed more than $500 each on different occasions.

It isn’t clear exactly how much money was taken.

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