One PENSIONER told how she couldn’t sleep after being wrongly fined £100 despite paying for a parking ticket.
Sandra Fitzsimmons, 71, said she paid in cash to use the Paradise Mill car park in Manchester on December 3.
But on February 19, she received a letter claiming she had parked her car without paying.
Sandra then emailed Car Park Securities, the company that owns the website – but she received no response.
However, they soon sent her another letter, demanding that she pay £170.
They also told her that her case would be turned over to a collection agency.
She told Manchester Evening News: “This is a very worrying time for me.
“I am 71 years old and not in the best of health and now I am very worried.
“I didn’t sleep because I was afraid of what was going to happen from this company.
“Any help would be a blessing as I just don’t have the strength to fight these people.”
Sandra is thought to be one of at least a dozen people who have been falsely accused of failing to pay for parking.
How did we talk last week? An angry grandfather after a £100 parking fine landed on his doorstep – three months after the initial incident.
Eddie Valentine was put in charge after parking and paying for tickets at the parking lot last November.
But he was fined last month after bosses claimed he hadn’t paid for a ticket.
But Eddie insists Car Park Securities was wrong and that he just mistyped his details.
Meanwhile Becky Alex received three parking fines in three days from November 2021.
She challenges the fine by submitting an online banking screenshot that proves she bought the ticket.
Her appeal was denied because the banking transaction had a Macclesfield address attached to it.
But this week, she received an email saying the company had found her ticket.
Similar to Eddie, she was told she had incorrectly registered the vehicle and would have to pay a £15 management fee.
The Sun has approached Car Park Securities for comment.
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