Often, the most important story ideas come from the viewers themselves.
I received an email from a viewer asking for help with her high water bill–but that’s not what caught my attention.
She told me that county government worker was asking her for cash payments at her door in exchange for keeping her water service connected.
My investigation uncovered this employee was scamming county water customers with high balances and pocketing their hard-earned money. I coordinated with police and they ultimately arrested and charged the responsible party.
My exclusive report raised awareness about the scam and helped to alert other potential victims.