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NYC Clerk Pleads Guilty In Parking-Ticket Scheme

Parking Ticket (Photo/Clipart.com, FILE)

Parking Ticket (Photo/Clipart.com, FILE)

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NEW YORK (AP) – A New York City government data-entry clerk has pleaded guilty to raking in $24,000 in bribes with a parking-ticket scheme she ran out of a corner store.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that Karen Frazier pleaded guilty to felony charges including tampering with public records.

The 42-year-old woman worked for the city’s Department of Finance in a division that handles summonses issued to commercial vehicles.

Prosecutors say Frazier met motorists at a Brooklyn bodega, where she agreed to “take care” of their tickets if they paid her half the amount of the listed fine.

She was accused of faking settlements to reduce fines, then paying for them with bad checks.

Her lawyer didn’t immediately return a phone call Wednesday evening.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)