Former Nassau County employee charged with 20 felony counts in ticket fixing scam

A former employee of the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency has been arrested and charged with 20 felony counts for illegally fixing 10 tickets for her daughter and one other relative.

Angela Petty was arrested Tuesday morning by investigators from the Nassau County DA’s office and charged with 10 counts of second degree tampering with public records, 10 counts of first degree falsifying business records and 10 misdemeanor counts of official misconduct. She could end up in prison for up to 20 years if convicted.

From August 2007 to July 2008, Petty allegedly helped her daughter and one other relative avoid convictions or making any payment on 10 traffic and parking tickets by making entries in the NCTPVA computer indicating that the tickets had been dismissed. Prosecutors say she actually made entries setting forth that specific judges had dismissed the tickets on specific dates, when in fact no judge ever reviewed any of the tickets in question.

Petty was employed by the agency as a clerk since 2005 and was terminated on Aug. 11. Her duties included entering case results into the agency computer after the motorists appeared in court. She is not the only former employee of the agency under investigation.