Mother charged after judge sees company name misspelled in promise of inmate jobBy AP
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Mother charged for phony letter about son’s job
PADUCAH, Ky. — A western Kentucky woman’s attempt to get her son out of jail on bond came undone over a misspelling. The Paducah Sun reported court officials became suspicious when the 44-year-old mother presented a letter allegedly from Wagner Moving and Storage. The woman knew bond for her son would be lowered if he had written proof of a job.
But the company name was misspelled and when investigators checked, they learned the woman had asked for such a letter from the company and had been denied.
She was jailed Tuesday on a charge of evidence tampering. Her son was charged with receiving stolen property.
They both were in jail Wednesday in lieu of cash bonds.
Information from: The Paducah Sun, www.paducahsun.com