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Rhode Island checks signed by Mickey Mouse


Posted on Monday, 3 August, 2020 | Comment icon 4 comments

The check signing really was a Mickey Mouse operation. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 PEAK99
Dozens of residents received tax refund checks signed by the fictional anthropomorphic mouse and his creator.
When tax refund recipients in Rhode Island received their checks recently, they expected to see the signature of a local official such as state treasurer Seth Magaziner or state controller Peter Keenan.

Instead, they found that the checks had been signed by either Mickey Mouse or Walt Disney, both of which being somewhat ineligible to sign such a document owing to the fact that one of them is dead and the other is a cartoon mouse.

Unsurprisingly, the unusual checks couldn't be cashed and were declared null and void.
According to reports, the peculiar signatures had been part of the Rhode Island Division of Taxation's internal test printings and had been left on the checks by mistake.

Jade Borgeson, chief of staff for Rhode Island's Department of Revenue, told CNN that efforts were now being made to contact those affected and to reissue the checks in question.

"The division is continuing to proactively contact impacted taxpayers to remedy the error, and apologizes for any inconvenience the error may have caused," she said.



Source: Gizmodo | Comments (4)


Tags: Disney


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Kaikou on 2 August, 2020, 21:38
You can't make stuff like that up. Fantastic.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Hankenhunter on 2 August, 2020, 21:57
Kinda reflects on the gov't as a whole, dont it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by and then on 2 August, 2020, 22:12
Since the dollar is not much better than Monopoly money now, seems fair enough to have a cartoon character signing them.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year on 3 August, 2020, 18:59


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