Illinois Bureaucrat Tries to Fix Ticket, Mistakenly Faxes Request to Newspaper

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People fax the darndest things.
Whoops! The Belleville News-Democrat has a funny story that landed right in its lap -- almost literally.

The paper recently received a fax from Joann Reed, the records clerk at the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, that was supposed to go to Centreville village attorney Carmen Durso. Instead it ended up being faxed to the newspaper.

The fax included a copy of a speeding ticket on which Reed had scribbled "Dismiss it" and "The guy is the son of one of our deputies."

So, the paper called Reed. She confessed to trying to change the ticket but said she wasn't doing it for the son of a sheriff's deputy. It was just for a hard-luck college kid who needed help.

The paper found that, no, the person on the ticket was actually the son of a sheriff deputy. Sheriff Mearl Justus says he'll investigate Reed's action.



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7 comments
Douche_McGee
Douche_McGee

Only 43mph in a 20 - I can see why she thinks it's something that should be ignore

Poke
Poke

He just saved a bunch of money on his insurance and didn't have to call Geico either.

Froggy
Froggy

Yet Bushbots and Obamatons will still tell you that the Govt is trustworthy.

Heavenhelllimos
Heavenhelllimos

if this works for him, i should be able to save a lil more from now on.

Your Momma
Your Momma

The law doesn't apply to police and their families... ?

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