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    Need Someone to Blame?.....Blame a Dead Guy

    SYDNEY, Australia - More than 200 Australian motorists have avoided parking and speeding fines by blaming either a dead man or an interstate resident for their errors in what police said Saturday may be a widespread fraud.

    Under New South Wales state law, if a car owner signs a sworn statement that they were not driving the vehicle when an offense was committed, they can avoid paying speed camera fines, which arrive by mail, and parking tickets left under windshield wipers.

    A recent government audit of the excuses given in those sworn statements revealed that 238 motorists had blamed one of two people _ a dead man who had, when alive, lived in Sydney and a person living in neighboring South Australia state _ Police Superintendent Daryl Donnolly said in a statement.

    Some 80,000 Australian dollars ($61,000) of fines have been avoided this way in the past three years, Donnolly said.


    He did not identify the scapegoats or explain why police had not uncovered the scam by pursuing the pair for the money owed.

    Donnolly said 49 of those car owners have since been charged with swearing false statements and face up to five years' imprisonment. The others will be questioned as part of a police crackdown, he said.

    "These offenses amount to fraud and, if proven, those involved could face stiff penalties," Donnolly told reporters.

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    Re: Need Someone to Blame?.....Blame a Dead Guy

    "WVV" wrote:
    A recent government audit of the excuses given in those sworn statements revealed that 238 motorists had blamed one of two people _ a dead man who had, when alive, lived in Sydney and a person living in neighboring South Australia state _ Police Superintendent Daryl Donnolly said in a statement.


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    Do either of those people only have one arm?

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    Re: Need Someone to Blame?.....Blame a Dead Guy

    Those damm Aussies...it's their fault that our OFFENSE sucks!!!
    And throw in Darren Bennett while we are at it...it's his fault too!
    LOL
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Need Someone to Blame?.....Blame a Dead Guy

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Those damm Aussies...it's their fault that our OFFENSE sucks!!!
    And throw in Darren Bennett while we are at it...it's his fault too!
    LOL
    I wonder if I could get away with speeding if I claimed Fred Smoot was driving?

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    Re: Need Someone to Blame?.....Blame a Dead Guy

    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Those damm Aussies...it's their fault that our OFFENSE sucks!!!
    And throw in Darren Bennett while we are at it...it's his fault too!
    LOL
    I wonder if I could get away with speeding if I claimed Fred Smoot was driving?

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    NO...but if you said it was Koren, you could!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Need Someone to Blame?.....Blame a Dead Guy

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Those damm Aussies...it's their fault that our OFFENSE sucks!!!
    And throw in Darren Bennett while we are at it...it's his fault too!
    LOL
    I wonder if I could get away with speeding if I claimed Fred Smoot was driving?

    =Z=
    NO...but if you said it was Koren, you could!
    That only works in Wisconsin.

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    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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