Published: Dec 20, 2012 6:43 PM EST
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 6:52 PM EST

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - If you paid to park with a credit or debit card months ago at Bowditch Point Park, you could soon see those charges on your bank statement.

Marilyn Colvin says she saw charges for parking she thought was paid long ago. She says although the charges were only two and three dollar amounts, she got concerned and called her bank.

"I check my accounts quite often. I checked the other night and I had two separate charges from Bowditch Point Park and it was on a date we were in our home in Naples," she said.

Wink News learned this could be a problem for many beach goers who recently used plastic at the park and pay machines.

According to Lee County Parks and Recreation, one of the parking machines was accepting credit and debit cards, but stored the transactions instead of processing them.
"It isn't any additional charges. They are not being billed twice. The transactions were just never processed," said Paul Yacobelli with Lee County Parks and Recreation.

And since only one machine was faulty, the glitch went unnoticed for several months.

That's some comfort to Colvin, who thought her information was stolen. She even cancelled her debit card.

"The bank thought that someone had copied my card and that it was their way of trying out a couple of small charges before they decided to go in and clean out my account," Colvin said.

"We recently discovered this problem and since taken care of it. That's why people may be seeing charges. We certainly apologize for any inconvenience," said Yacobelli

If you have any questions regarding charges contact the park at 239-765-6794