NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man who has a history of selling fake parking tickets in Nashville was arrested Tuesday afternoon for the same offense.
Larrie Carroll, 61, is accused of selling the tickets in a Nashville parking lot and accepting cash from drivers.
According to an arrest warrant, officers were called to the lot by a victim, who said he gave Carroll $20 at 10 a.m.
Metro police reported Carroll was found with many parking tickets in his pockets with the same number sequence as the victim had on the dashboard of his rental vehicle.
He also was found to have marijuana and rolling papers in his pocket, according to Metro police.
Back in 2015, News 2 reported Carroll had been charged with selling fake parking tickets nearly 20 times.
Crimes like these are more prevalent when Nashville hosts large events.
"It is usually the same guys over and over," Metro Nashville Central Precinct Sgt. John Borque told News 2. "They are widespread, but we are always on the lookout for it and the bike officers are always on the lookout for it."
He also said people should be suspicious of attendants who will not let them pay at the pay station as an option or allow the driver to park for less money than the posted price at the parking lot.
Police stress that if you think someone is fraudulently selling parking passes should call 615-862-8600.
Carroll was booked into the Metro jail and charged with criminal simulation, drug possession and trespassing. His bond was set at $8,500.
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