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A man fleeced more than $ 170,000 from parking meters in an extensive scam so that he could beat lavish parties and make friends (stock image)

Parking meter repair man tore over $ 170,000 from machines in extensive scams to give opulent parties at home and make friends

  • Slavko Kalic was imprisoned after fleecing the parking meters from City of Melbourne for six years
  • Kalic, 50, has taken out more than $ 170,000 from the machines between 2011 and 2017
  • Kalic later even took over a few colleagues & # 39; s to clear exchange packaging for him
  • The district court heard that he used the money to finance excessive parties in his house
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A man fleeced more than $ 170,000 from parking meters in an extensive scam so he could beat lavish parties and make friends.

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The district court heard on Thursday that Slavko Kalic, 50, stole money from the parking meters of City of Melbourne between 2011 and 2017 to increase its popularity.

& # 39; You have decided that the only way you can keep them is that you can entertain richly at home & # 39 ;, said Judge Liz Gaynor.

& # 39; That is something that is simply not acceptable for a man your age. & # 39;

Kalic was hired by a municipality contractor to repair the machines and used his position to steal coins for six years, The age reported.

A man fleeced more than $ 170,000 from parking meters in an extensive scam so that he could beat lavish parties and make friends (stock image)

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A man fleeced more than $ 170,000 from parking meters in an extensive scam so that he could beat lavish parties and make friends (stock image)

He deposited the coins in his bank account and used the money to organize the social events.

The court heard that he had a socially limited upbringing and Kalic acted in part against his controlling parents.

As a child he was not allowed to have anything to do with someone who was not Christian or Croatian.

His house became a social center and he would give parties for his colleagues.

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Kalic had a restoration company for pinball machines on the side and would use his money to finance the parties.

Although the cash flow became thinner, he turned to taking money from the meter.

He grew more confident and had fellow & # 39; s empty boxes in front of him and would give them part of the cut.

The contractor of the Citywidewide Services Solutions municipality hired a surveillance team in 2017 after they had noticed that the parking meters showed a much lower intake than expected.

The district court heard on Thursday that Slavko Kalic, 50, stole money from the parking meters of City of Melbourne between 2011 and 2017 to increase its popularity (stock image)

The district court heard on Thursday that Slavko Kalic, 50, stole money from the parking meters of City of Melbourne between 2011 and 2017 to increase its popularity (stock image)

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The district court heard on Thursday that Slavko Kalic, 50, stole money from the parking meters of City of Melbourne between 2011 and 2017 to increase its popularity (stock image)

Kalic took red-handed material between September and November and was subsequently arrested.

Kalic and two other men were prosecuted while charges against a fourth person were rejected.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to nine counts of theft and one knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Although the court heard that Kalic was sorry and showed good prospects for rehabilitation, Judge Gaynor said the interests of the city of Melbourne should be taken into account.

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& # 39; People need to know if they abuse that trust, this is how the court will respond. & # 39;

Kalic received a nine-month prison sentence and had to order a two-year community correction.

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