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Vigo Co. Special Deputies Under Investigation

Indiana State Police are investigating as many as four special deputies with the Vigo County Sheriff's Office.

The non-payroll special deputies were performing traffic control at the Vigo County Fairgrounds on August 23.  The deputies allegedly issued citations for various offenses to drivers and then told the drivers they could make a cash payment in lieu of the citations being submitted to the court.

Some of the victims reportedly took the cash option and reported the deputies' alleged actions to law enforcement.  State Police say the special deputies were reportedly wearing tan deputy sheriff t-shirts, driving their personal vehicles with sheriff signs attached to the exterior and utilizing red and blue police lights.

State Police say the alleged acts were not endorsed by Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing and did not involve any full-time payroll deputies.

The investigation is expected to take three to four weeks before a report is submitted to the Vigo County Prosecutor's Office.  State Police are asking anyone who was approached by the special deputies inside the Vigo County Fairgrounds and was offered the cash option is asked to call the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114.

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