It was by this means that the three men and three women justified having made duplicate tickets for drivers who claimed to have lost the originals. The detainees were said to have approached the parking control office with a ticket signed with the personal number of an MP or Senator . They were without question given a manual docket which enabled the immediate release of the car from the parking lot. All six accused said that there was never a moment in which they had believed they were committing fraud.
Police alleged the detainees were guilty of having grossly under-declared the time that cars had spent in parking lots.