A still image allegedly shows a county employee taking cash in exchange for moving a taxpayer to the front of the tag line. Source: WBRC video
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -
The investigation into Jefferson County car tag line employees allegedly taking money for faster service is complete.
In May, FOX6 News obtained video of a Jefferson County tag office employee apparently using her position to make some extra money.
County manager Tony Petelos says this was an isolated incident and the revenue department is taking steps to prevent this from happening again. Two employees were fired during the course of the investigation.
"We're looking at what we need to do in order to work with our employees as far as the policy and training they need to go through," Petelos said.
The county has been trying to address the long line problem for some time. Commissioners have selected a new software vendor.
If negotiations work out they could move forward with a new software program around Labor Day.
A Jefferson County Revenue Department employee has been placed on leave after a video sent to FOX6 News appears to show a Jefferson County employee accepting $40 in cash from a taxpayer so he could moveMore >>
A Jefferson County Revenue Department employee has been placed on leave after a video sent to FOX6 News appears to show a county employee accepting $40 in cash from a taxpayer so he could move to the front of the car tag line.More >>