Prosecutors Mull Charges In Alleged Radio Contest Rigging
February 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM (PT)
The KING COUNTY Prosecutor's Office will decide this week whether to charge a former FISHER Talk KVI-A/SEATTLE promotions coordinator over allegedly rigging a contest so her friends could win prizes and kick some of the money back to her.
HEARST's SEATTLEPI.COM reports that the unnamed individual is suspected of selecting friends to win a "Secret Listener Salute" promotion in 2007 in which selected members of the station's loyalty club and others in a database created by DIRECT MARKETING RESULTS were given 30 minutes to call in and win $1,000. The alleged scheme came to light after the woman left the station, when a "winner" was asked by the woman's replacement to turn in a W-9 tax form and he told her of the alleged rigging.