Ok, as horrible I think this is that this woman and her husband took advantage of a decent, honest person participating in the hunt, what they did is not against the law.
My husband is an attorney.
The State trooper and his wife did not commit a crime in obtaining the token - although they may have violated the rules of the game (which is up to MS to decide).
However, if they LIE about they way in which they obtained the token, in an attempt to convince MS that they did not break the rules, THEN that would be a crime. The crime is obtaining money by false pretenses. Therefore, at this time, they have done nothing LEGALLY wrong.
The trooper did not use his authority to force the man to give him the information, it was given voluntarily.
So please, let's not go overboard. Before everyone inundates the police with these complaints, let's be clear on what the LAW says, and trust MS to do what he feels is fair and right.
The wonderful irony is that if they tell the truth about how they obtained the token, they are likely NOT to get it. If they lie about how they obtained the token - they commit a crime! HA! How's that for justice??
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