"Rhode Island state officials said a technical glitch was to blame for 176 tax refund checks being mailed out bearing the signatures of Micky Mouse and Walt Disney...As a result of a technical error in the Division of Taxation's automated refund check printing system, approximately 176 checks with invalid signature lines were printed and mailed to taxpayers on Monday...The invalid signature lines were incorrectly sourced from the Division's test print files..."
They're reissuing new ones but...a glitch? Can't we also blame the lack of oversight in the system? These things are so vulnerable to screwing up so badly--they're also vulnerable to tampering.
And it could have been done a-purpose by an employee with a wicked sense of humor. Were they saying it was a "Mickey Mouse operation"?
I'll bet that same joke is being used by numerous way-too-cute tv news persons now. I should be embarrassed.