State workers charged with accepting bribes

Two state workers were arrested for accepting bribes from a state toner contractor, according to officials.

Michael Mathison, owner of the Veterans Toners Services, has been accused of inflating quotes for office supplies, and then providing even more inflated fake quotes from competitors. That way, his company got the business from the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Department of Transportation.

Two other people were charged as well.

Stories like these are a reminder to deal honestly with money. It is a sad reality when anyone will sacrifice their employment to be involved in unscrupulous and/or improper conduct. The author failed to include in the article, however, information relating to mitigation and extenuation, if any. Everyone deserves to know about and read a balanced account rather than one that simply presents a (biased) narrative regardless of the other side of a story.