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Not exactly chump change

New York parking cop stole more than $89,000 in quarters over 5 years

Jeffrey Daday, a former parking enforcement officer in Mount Kisco, New York, pleaded guilty to stealing approximately 365,000 quarters, or about $89,000, over a five-year period.

"That's enough to pay for about 5.3 million minutes or a little more than 8 months worth of parking in the village," Lohud.com reported.

Daday collected the money between January 2009 and May 2014 by skimming off some of the proceeds from meters he had emptied. He was caught after the police and local district attorney's office received a tip, and began monitoring his activities. Daday was then confronted and arrested after making a deposit at the People's United Savings Bank, and now faces up to 15 years in prison on the felony counts of second-degree grand larceny.