Bargain Hunting on the Taxpayers' Dime

This coat, among the 72 items DISD's auctioning off to cover a P-Card'er's debt, is considered a "hot" item. In 1977.
This coat, among the 72 items DISD's auctioning off to cover a P-Card'er's debt, is considered a "hot" item. In 1977.

By now, perhaps, you're aware that the Dallas Independent School District is using Lone Star Auctions to dispose of about 72 items former district secretary Gloria Orapello bought with her DISD-issued credit card. She was sentenced to a year in the joint and was court-ordered to pay back $100,000, though the sale of the items will knock off a few bucks from her bill. Here's the complete rundown -- and note, the computers and cameras are particularly hot items, but the purses are plentiful!

Me, I've decided instead to spend my money on surplus Dallas County items. Because, look, I'm fairly sure in coming weeks I will need both a defibrillator and a tool box, and 10 bucks for both seems too good to pass up.


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