San Francisco tries to refund Steve Jobs for overpaid parking ticket

Appler co-founder died five years ago

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San Francisco To Refund $6 Million In Overpaid Parking Fines

Five years after he died of pancreatic cancer, the city of San Francisco is trying to refund Apple co-founder Steve Jobs $176 for an overpaid parking ticket.

The city government posted a list of 200,000 names of people who overpaid or double-paid parking tickets issued between 1995 and 2012, including Steve Jobs.

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According to the Washington Post, Jobs went to extreme lengths to avoid parking tickets by changing his car every six months and taking advantage of a loophole that allows you to drive a car with no license plate.

He also reportedly deliberately parked in disabled spaces. When he did get caught, the Apple CEO was overly generous in paying fines.

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick and Facebook's first president Sean Parker are also owed a refund.

Kalanick is owed a significant $510.

The Register reports that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said it has tried at least once to contact the car owners by letter but for whatever reason, they have not claimed back their money.

This has left the city owing motorists over $6 million.

And those who want their money back will need to hurry as San Francisco is giving people until 3 March to claim their refunds.

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