- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Almost every Alaska resident on Thursday received a check for nearly $1,900, their share of the state’s oil wealth investment fund.

That is, unless they live in the city of Wasilla.

KTUU reports (http://is.gd/i97sxq) the city which has 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as its most famous resident improperly garnished the Permanent Fund Dividend checks of 130 people.

Government agencies routinely withhold some or all of the yearly checks of people who owe unpaid fines or child support. But a database used by the city incorrectly garnished the wages this year of the 130 people.

The city finance director has apologized. People will soon get their full check in the mail, and the city says there will no record of the garnishment on credit reports.

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