Police say they have arrested two women for defrauding people who parked their cars in a vacant lot for the Rays home opener, only to find after the game that their vehicles had been towed. Opening Day was Maggie Hendricks’ first ever Rays game, and after a thrilling finish, her night was far from over. She was one of several fans who had their cars towed away.
“It was appalling to think that people would take advantage of other people like that,” Hendricks said. Investigators say Sylvia Washington and Joyce Roberts of St. Petersburg were arrested Thursday and face felony charges of scheming to defraud. Police say both admitted to tricking fans into parking in a private lot a few blocks from Tropicana Field for a mere $10.
The duo, police say, hid the no parking signs on the property, took the cash, and walked away. By the time fans like Hendricks returned, their cars had been towed or were being towed.
Women charged in baseball parking scheme – link includes video clip
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