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Man guilty of issuing fake parking fines

A man who created fake penalty charge notices (PCNs) on his home computer, which he then issued to 150 cars in the Greater Manchester area, has been found guilty of fraud. Christopher Povey targeted and photographed vehicles on roads in the Sale and Timperley area of south Manchester. The PCNs demanded that motorists pay a £60 fine (or a reduced or £35 within 10 days) and told them to send cheques to a PO Box address.

Four drivers sent off cheques, but other residents alerted...

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