Trying to find parking around the area can be like winning the lottery. Most will tell you that "finding" parking is all about finding the free space. Since (almost) nothing in Greater Boston is free, the closest is metered parking. Metered parking can be so nerve wrecking, that you can be in the middle of a meal and suddenly wonder out loud "How much time do I have on the meter?" According to a recent story in the Boston Globe, one former parking meter technician allegedly stole over $1000 in quarters from meters over a small period of time. See what alerted authorities to the missing money.