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Midland Parking Contracts has been ordered to pay more than £120,000 in compensation after it targeted innocent drivers.
The boss of the Redditch firm has been told by judges at Worcester Crown Court he needs to either pay money to all of those affected by his crimes or spend two and a half more years in prison - on top of the six months he is already serving, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Police officers from West Mercia Police's Economic Crime Unit had launched an investigation into Midland Parking Contracts after multiple people complained about the company's conduct, with some claiming they were intimidated by clamping operatives.
Mark Bancroft, a financial investigator at the authority, said he hoped the ruling "sends a clear message to criminals that crime does not pay and we will do everything within our powers to prevent them benefiting from crime".
Management at the firm have six months to pay victims their compensation.
By Francesca Witney
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