Police in Santa Cruz, California arrested Damian Vela, 19, for making fake parking tickets and putting them on cars near the beach that's popular among tourists. I've heard of people putting their own parking tickets on others' windows hoping they'd pay without looking at the plate number but Vela took it to a whole new low. He allegedly printed a QR code on the faux tickets that the marks were meant to scan in order to electronically pay the fine.
Vela was charged with fraud and unlawful use of a computer system. From CBS News:
According to a news release from the department, when police spoke with Vela on Thursday, he denied receiving any payments.
Investigators do not know how many fake tickets the man put on cars or how many victims may have paid the bogus fines.