Wotapka’s quotes swiped!

The Ventura County Star in Camarillo, Calif., fired one of its columnists for plagiarizing. Among his misdeeds, he lifted quotes from a story by PCLI board member Dawn Wotapka Hardesty.

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“The plagiarism came to light after a communications director for a homebuilder in the area notified The Star that quotes from an executive with the company appeared in Woodard’s column, but that the executive never spoke to Woodard. The company said the information was from an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

A search by The Star found that the information, which appeared in the March 2 real estate column by Woodard, was from a Feb. 5 story in the Wall Street Journal by Dawn Wotapka.”

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