I hope you weekend was dandy.
Well Wisconsin get's another black eye. A Madison woman who would have competed in Las Vegas next month for the crown of Miss USA may instead be resolving identity theft charges.
Shaletta Porterfield won the Miss Wisconsin USA title last year but resigned Friday after being charged in Dane County last month with three counts of misappropriating identity information to obtain money. She has entered not guilty pleas and the case is set for trial in July.
Porterfield, 26, apparently told police she had faked signatures of three business owners on contracts for advertising with a marketing company Porterfield was working for last summer, the Waunakee Tribune reported. When the businesses were asked to proof ads they hadn't agreed to buy, or paid for, they got suspicious and called police.
Her attorney, Robert F. Nagel of Madison, said Saturday his client acknowledges her mistakes and expects to resolve the charges with a deferred prosecution agreement by early July if not before. He said he doesn't believe she actually gained any money from her actions.
He said Porterfield, who has no prior record was under a lot of pressure at the marketing company to make commission goals and left its employment in August.
"It's unfortunate, but she has a lot going for her, and she's ready to move on," Nagel said. He said Porterfield relinquished the Miss Wisconsin USA crown to avoid any possible embarrassment to the pageant.
First runner-up Jordan Marie Morkin, of Green Bay, will now represent Wisconsin at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas.
Porterfield's relinquished title is not be confused with Miss Wisconsin, a different pageant whose winner goes on to compete for the title of Miss America.
This Saturday is opening night and WRJO night at TNT Speedway in Three Lakes. We have a ton of tickets to give away just for listening. So keep doing that.
I guess that is one hell of a unique talent for the next contest. Watch me make the money disapear?
I have a couple of things to remind you of because I have been getting lot's of e-mail about it.
Also, we are getting some in, but do not forget to send me your fish pictures for our bulliten board, http://www.wrjo.com/pages/9121057.php.
We try to post at least once a week. Why not show off your big catch to the world.
Have a great day.