Woman ordered to pay £24,500 in unpaid parking tickets has been declared bankrupt

A woman who was ordered to pay a private parking company £24,500 in unpaid parking tickets has been declared bankrupt.

Carly Mackie ignored hundreds of parking tickets for leaving her car in front of her mother’s garage on Dundee’s Waterfront without a permit, thinking they were unenforceable.

In a landmark court ruling the 29-year-old was ordered to pay Vehicle Control Services (VCS) £24,500 after Sheriff George Way said they were from a “valid contract”.

It has now emerged that Ms Mackie, from Paisley in Scotland, has been declared bankrupt.

Records with Scotland’s insolvency service Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) show Ms Mackie, who is listed as working as cabin crew, has debts of £37,546.84.

Debt – Carly Mackie ignored more than 200 parking tickets, thinking they were unenforceable (Picture: SWNS)

At the time, Carly’s mother Arlene hit out at “bullying tactics and pressure” she claimed were put on her daughter.

She said: “My daughter was not just visiting us when this happened, she was living here for three years and had every right to park in front of our garage.

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In his ruling last year, Sheriff George Way said Carly had “entirely misdirected herself on the law”, saying: “The defender’s car was an additional burden on the parking facilities and she was the same as any other interloper. Parking is not only an amenity but a valuable commodity.”

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