It turns out Steve Jobs’ legacy isn’t all rounded corners and chamfered edges: he also (accidentally) bequeathed the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority $US174 in overpaid parking fines. He’s not alone — the SFMTA is trying to return $US6 million in overpaid fines dating back to 1995.
According to NBC, the SFMTA had chronic problems from 1995 to 2012 with drivers overpaying fines, leading to $US6 million in overpaid revenue. The agency is trying to return that money (without interest), which has led it to post the names and plate numbers of everyone who’s owed money on its site.
Notable among the list are Steve Jobs, owed $US174 for four overpaid tickets, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, $US510 for four tickets. If they don’t claim their money by March 3, it all gets absorbed into the SFMTA budget. The agency hasn’t said how they’re preventing abuse of the reclaim process, but with the names, amounts and plates available online, at least one person is going to try and get Jobs’ leftover cash.