More proof that if you are a practiced or aspiring criminal, take up residence in Wayne Co.
WAYNE CO.–We need to get elected to something so WE can steal some money and live good for awhile. Just sayin.
Yes, this post is about Heather Atwood.
She was able to “enter a negotiated plea” last week to MISDEMEANOR THEFT while we were on the road working our asses off delivering this monster paper that’s on stands right now (Nov. 10). It has an article in it about Heather that is now hopelessly obsolete because she made quick work of the resolution of her criminal case.
SOMEONE in the state’s attorney’s office (maybe not Kevin Kakac, who is now also obsolete, but maybe Darren Rice…who is as obsolete as Kevin since he has gone off to be Tom Wiseman’s assistant in Crawford Co.) offered Heather a sweet deal: 12 weekends in jail at the Green Roof Inn.
Just like June Bailey in Berry Township (see previous posts), Heather has been allowed to pay back all the money she stole from the village of Wayne City (we don’t have to say ‘allegedly’ now): close to $16,000, which she used for “personal” things.
Nobody will ever find out what those ‘personal’ things were, as there will be no more court action on the matter.
Ain’t that neat? Steal money from your employer (the taxpayers), use it for whatever, pay it back in full BEFORE you are charged, then get a wambo TWELVE WEEKENDS IN JAIL. As far as we can ascertain, she didn’t even have to pay court costs, only a fine (which we’ll have coming up in the print version). Further, she’s on a year of conditional discharge, meaning that she must not be bad during that time, and if she is good, the whole matter can be dumped from her record. No felonies! Official Misconduct be damned–it was dismissed!! Whee!
In the meantime, lesser people than Heather (and her predecessor in crime, Bailey, who misused more than $600,000 in FEMA trailers in Berry Twp) are rotting in prison for non-violent crimes, showing just where our judicial system’s priorities are.
So criminals, come one, come all. Be sure you get elected or appointed to a public office, and have at it. And when we refuse to pay our next Wayne Co. tax bill, we’ll hold all of it up as a case law….because such fine examples are being set there, after all.
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