Rhode Island Erroneously Mailed Checks Signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

Rhode Island Erroneously Mailed Checks Signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

7/31/2020 12:54 PM PT

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Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse are giving away money … And, in case you’re wondering — Seth Magaziner and Peter Keenan are the state’s real treasurer and controller, respectively. Hold on to your mouse ears hat — Rhode Island officials say this was a technical glitch. you haven’t been replaced. The Disney signatures are used by the Rhode Island Division of Taxation on test files. or so it seems after nearly 200 people in Rhode Island mistakenly received tax refund checks signed by the Disney duo. mostly to business owners. The hilarious technical error was discovered when some people received checks with a Mickey signature under the general treasurer line, and Walt’s name signed under state controller. Chill out, guys … And, here’s a fun fact raised by The AP in its report on the tax flub: “Mickey Mouse is the cartoon character that was animator and producer Walt Disney’s first big hit.”

You don’t say?! For the record, officials mailed out new checks with the correct signatures. They were never meant to be stamped on the 176 live checks mailed out …