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January 19, 1989

POLICE DISPATCHER TRAINEE RECOGNISED BY COMPUTER

By CBR Staff Writer

Embarrassing little tale from Newsbytes, which reports that Michelle Gordon, training as a police dispatcher in Bloomfield, Connecticut, complied when her instructor suggested she key her own name into the computer to see how the it identifies wants and warrants outstanding against individuals – and was shocked to find that she was wanted for passing a bad cheque she says she knew nothing about: being a good girl, she turned herself in to the police and was relieved of duty – but the boys in blue are saying she should get her job back once the bill is settled seems she uttered a rubber cheque for $90.97 at a clothing store back in July.

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