Brickbat: Penny Wise


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Last year, a Lycoming County, Pennsylvania probation officer tore a pair of pants chasing a probationer who had failed to report. He filed to be reimbursed for the cost of the pants. County Controller Krista Rogers rejected that claim. He took that matter to court, and a judge ordered Rogers to pay him $60 for the pants. Rogers has so far spent $4,285 in legal fees fighting that order.