The Cape Cod Times has published an apology.
Apparently one of their reporters has been making it up as she went along.
The reporter was Karen Jeffrey, 59, a writer for the Cape Cod Times since 1981. In an audit of her work, Times editors have been unable to find 69 people in 34 stories since 1998, when we began archiving stories electronically.
On Tuesday, Jeffrey admitted to fabricating people in some of these articles and giving some others false names. She no longer works for the Cape Cod Times.
A sort of Lance Armstrong of reporters. Her best chances of future employment are probably with the ABC or Fairfax …