A Florida municipal employee was charged with theft after allegedly pocketing the $75 fee the county charges for an exotic dancer license because most of the strippers paid in cash. Anita Pedemey, 54, of West Palm Beach, was charged Thursday with grand theft, fraud and official misconduct after supervisors at the Palm Beach County office where she worked uncovered the scheme. A coworker notified a supervisor after noticing Pedemey had been issuing the IDs, but they were not showing up on the next day’s report. When the manager began more closely scrutinizing the office’s ledger, other irregularities were uncovered. She is also accused of pocketing more than $4,500 from the victim services fund. County officials said Pedemey had been running the scam for up to three years and had taken an estimated $27,600 that should have gone into the public coffers. (mypalmbeachpost)
See, this is why I'll never be a full-fledged democrat. All these damn licensing fees. Every year I have to pay $200+ to renew my law license. Why are we all forced to pay to be able to work? Oh right, to create more administrative jobs for the government. Administrative jobs that are apparently filled by people who pocket the funds for themselves. I think it is time for the strippers and the lawyers of this great nation to come together to fight against these licensing fees.