By adamg on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 6:59pm
Derek Paradis, 47, Revere's lead parking meter technician, stole 5,508 quarters from seven "smart" parking meters he helped install in 2017, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.
Paradis is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow on a charge of larceny over $250 by single scheme in Chelsea District Court, the DA's office reports.
Paradis was the only city worker with access to the seven new meters, installed as part of a pilot program in August and September, 2017. City records show the meters recorded $1,377 worth of quarters being fed in those two months, but none of that was deposited with the city treasurer's office.