County worker fired after secret video shot

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Jefferson County employee is out of a job after authorities say she was caught on secret video taking an apparent payment in exchange for faster service in the tag office.

Jefferson County manager Tony Petelos says the worker was fired, but employee's name hasn't been released.

A video obtained by WBRC-TV (http://bit.ly/190gxWi) shows a female worker apparently taking $40 from a courthouse customer in exchange for faster service. The video appears to have been recorded by the customer.

The video prompted an investigation, and the county manager says a second worker also is on paid leave.

Jefferson County is bankrupt, and residents often wait in line for hours at the tag office.

Revenue Director Travis Hulsey has offered to return $40 to the man who recorded the video.



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