Written by Administrator
Sunday, 11 February 2007 14:00
The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office has also released a notice about a
hoax involving sheriff’s departments and the Make A Wish Foundation.
According to Sheriff’ Michael Cain of Yadkin County, after every
election, a chain letter circulates to Sheriff’s offices attempting to
get a new sheriff to send a business card to a boy the letter claims is
a sick child named Chris Shepard. They say that Shepard’s wish is to
obtain a business card from every Sheriff in the country. The targeted
Sheriff is also told to mail twenty copies of the letter to other known
Sheriffs. Sheriff Cain forwarded a warning to Watauga County’s Sheriff
L.D. Hagaman, among others. Cain said that the Make a Wish Foundation
has confirmed that the letter is a hoax. No word on how it got started,
or what one would hope to achieve with such a hoax.