Parking Meter Scam at Interior HQs
Looks like some Interior Department employees may be in for a little unwanted scrutiny. News4 in Washington reports that a hot dog vendor who operated his stand outside the Interior headquarters building was arrested yesterday in a parking meter scam. Apparently the vendor, Wahid Rafiq, offered Interior employees and construction workers renovating the building a special service: In exchange for cash payoffs, he would feed their parking meters with "a device like a quarter on a string." One suspects that law enforcement officials may want to speak to any employees who might have received such services.