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Cash Strapped PDs Tap New Source of Revenue: Stealing!

• The Agitator
But under the color of law, of course. All thanks to the wonderful world of asset forfeiture.

    The way Krista Vaughn sees it, Wayne County fined her $1,400 even though police and prosecutors admit she broke no laws.

    Vaughn, who has no criminal record, was required to pay for the return of her car, which was seized by police after they mistook Vaughn’s co-worker for a prostitute. Even though prosecutors later dropped the case, Vaughn still had to pay.

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