A city worker admitted to stealing thousands of dollars worth of quarters from parking meters.
40-year-old Lawrence Charles of Buffalo appeared in Federal Court Tuesaday to plead guilty to the theft of $15,000 between 2007 and 2011.
Several months ago Charles and co-worker James Bagarozzo were charged with the parking meter thefts.
"This kind of conduct simply won't be tolerated," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul.
Charles was responsible for repairing broken city parking meters. But Hochul said he would "systematically" steal quarters during his shift.