In June, My wife had a job interview in a neighboring county. While there, she receive a freaking traffic ticket -- 3 of 'em, to be exact. Deserving? Well, two of them were dismissed right off.
HOWEVER, we had nothing to pay the remaining ticket. We got an extension. I sold an item, went to the neighboring county 4 days before the September due date. I paid the fine, justified or not... Got the receipt, then went home. I had my wife put the receipt someplace where we could find if the cops decided something was wrong. Weeks passed. No problems.
UNTIL YESTERDAY. My wife received a letter claiming the fine hadn't been paid and that her license will be suspended. HUH? I paid the damn thing. I PAID IT IN CASH. I have the DAMN RECEIPT.
This leads to one of 4 conclusions:
1) Computer failure. This is possible, I suppose. Of course, I know of nobody else who has the same problem.
2. Misplaced data. Things have a tendency to get lost.
3) INCOMPETENCE on part of cashier. However, she SEEMED competent.. So, I tend to discount this one.
4) EXTORTION RING... Attempts to STEAL more money for any unfortunate who was unlucky enough to get a ticket in that county.
I, for one, have never equated LOCAL GOVERNMENTS with crooks. FEDERAL, STATE, yeah. NOT LOCAL.
But this looks like a blatant attempt to steal $154 bucks more. It AIN'T GONNA WORK, YOU F***ERS! We KEPT THE RECEIPT.
Your little extortion ring is gonna be EXPOSED, and YOU ASSES will be in JAIL, if I* have anything to say about it!
Fortunately, we have a lawyer in the family. FORTUNATELY, we have the receipt. Fighting City Hall is always tough. But they're gonna have a hard time getting away with this!
The county in question shall remain NAMELESS...but I say this: IF YOU THINK That we're going to roll over and play dead, allowing you to STEAL 154 more, You better THINK AGAIN...AS I SEE IT!
(I'll keep you informed as to the results. WE'RE GONNA KICK SOME COUNTY ASS!)