A fine state of affairs for Calpe’s Pavapark
THE Guardia Civil are investigating Pavapark, Calpe’s Zona Azul (Blue Zone) parking concessionary, following fraud allegations.
Officers questioned at least two employees and impounded one of the concessionary’s computers following a formal complaint that another employee lodged with the Denia courts.
Zona Azul fines may not be cancelled but Pavapark company offered drivers the chance of evading a sanction by making a €4 payment.
This allegedly went straight to the concessionary, contravening regulations that fines should be paid directly to the town hall, meaning that the municipality received neither the fine nor the €4.
The complaint lodged in Denia also maintained that some fines were forged as they needed a double signature to validate them, which delayed proceedings and reduced Pavapark’s profits.
Experts from the Policia Judicial criminal investigation unit attached to the Guardia Civil are now scrutinising these fines to determine whether signatures have been forged, according to sources quoted in the Spanish media.
The Denia court intends to interview Calpe town hall’s Traffic councillor Domingo Sanchez as well as a Traffic department employee.
Calpe’s mayor, Ana Sala confirmed that she was aware of the investigation and added that Zona Azul fines handed during the period under investigation are no longer valid.
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