Public Integrity

15
Nov
Special Report Provides Guidance to Local Governments on Detecting, Deterring Thefts of Citizen Payments

Thieving public employees who capitalize on lax oversight have pocketed millions of dollars from transactions with citizens over past decade, according to a special report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

02
Nov
Auditor Yost Releases ‘Best Practices’ to Curb Government Payroll Fraud

Payroll fraud is a perennial problem for local governments, putting tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars at risk, which is why Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued a “Best Practices” newsletter to help local officials reduce this threat.

05
Oct
Former Lawrence Township Police Chief Sentenced for Theft in Office

Former Lawrence Township Police Chief Paul Stanley was sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail today after pleading guilty in August to the theft of nearly $24,000 from the police department’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund. The sentence was handed down in in Stark County Common Pleas Court.

02
Oct
Mahoning County Man and Affiliated Businesses Indicted on More Than 100 Counts

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost, and Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Gains today announced that a Mahoning County man and his affiliated businesses have been indicted on more than 100 counts related to alleged corrupt activity, theft, and money laundering related to three development projects with the City of Youngstown.

25
Aug
Whitehall Man Arrested for Selling COTA Bus Passes Intended for Low-income and Homeless School Children

A Whitehall man who sold stolen Columbus Area Transit Authority (COTA) bus passes to an undercover COTA investigator was arrested today and charged with telecommunications fraud. The passes, stolen from the Columbus City Schools transportation department, were intended for district students from low-income households, those who are homeless, or those involved in the district’s intern program. 

17
Aug
Former Mt. Sterling Mayor Convicted of Theft in Office; Former Clerk Sentenced to Jail for Theft from Village

Former Mt. Sterling Mayor Charles Neff was convicted late Wednesday for theft in office, falsification and dereliction of duty stemming from his approval of excessive payouts for employee sick time and vacation pay that were not allowed or had not been earned.

24
Jul
Former Mt. Sterling Assistant Pleads Guilty to Theft in Office

Former Mt. Sterling administrative assistant Bonnie Liff pleaded guilty today to a fourth-degree felony count of theft in office, making her the third village employee convicted following an investigation into the crimes of former village administrator Joseph Johnson. 

06
Jul
Search Warrants Executed in Ongoing Youngstown Investigation

Search warrants were executed at four locations in the Youngstown area as part of an ongoing investigation.

08
Jun
Former Village of Aberdeen Fiscal Officer Indicted for Theft

The former fiscal officer of the Village of Aberdeen (Brown County) has been indicted for theft in office stemming from money he allegedly stole from village utility, income tax and copying payments. 

25
May
Special Audit Uncovers Abuse, Misspending at Lawrence County ESC

A special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost cites more than $300,000 in findings for misuse of public funds at the Lawrence County Educational Service Center (ESC).

24
Apr
Former Board of Elections Director Enters Guilty Plea

Former Franklin County Board of Elections Director William A. Anthony Jr. today pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of securing writings by deception.

17
Apr
Former Mt. Sterling Mayor, Village Staff Member Are Indicted on Theft Counts

A former mayor and the current administrative assistant of the Village of Mt. Sterling were indicted by the Madison County grand jury on a variety of theft counts, following an investigation by local law enforcement and the Ohio Auditor of State.

21
Mar
Fraud, Illegal Spending Uncovered at Correctional Facility in Southern Ohio

Fraud and misuse of public funds plagued a southern Ohio correctional facility, where state auditors and investigators found employees forged receipts, stole property and illegally spent thousands of tax dollars across the country on liquor, hotels and a strip club.

17
Mar
Former Mt. Sterling Official Pleads Guilty to Falsification

Victoria L. Sheets, the former bookkeeper in the Madison County village of Mt. Sterling, pleaded guilty today to falsification for assisting a village administrator to obtain his pension benefits early. 

28
Nov
Charter school operator sent to prison for taking funds earmarked for start-up school

A Columbus woman who took $88,750 earmarked to start a charter school in Powell was sentenced to three years in prison today by Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Everett H. Krueger. 

15
Nov
Auditor Yost Statement on 56-count Indictment of Former Niles Mayor Ralph A. Infante

The following statement can be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the indictment of former Niles Mayor Ralph A. Infante, who was indicted on 56 counts today: 

23
May
Second ‘Surprise’ Head Count of Schools Shows Progress; Improvements Still Needed

A second unannounced statewide head count of community school attendance found that attendance among non-Dropout Recovery and Prevention schools has improved, according to a report released today by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost. 

16
Feb
Special Audit of Environmental Services Department Released

A former customer service specialist pocketed more than $15,000 in cash received by the Montgomery County Environmental Services Department, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Feb
Special Audit: Taxpayers Covered Travel Costs for Spouses

A treasurer and six board members at the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio racked up more than $9,200 in spouse-related travel costs on ESC credit cards, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Feb
Former Village of Barnesville Fiscal Officer Stole $16,156

Former Village of Barnesville (Belmont County) Fiscal Officer Darla Fuller made more than 100 personal expenditures using a village credit card, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

02
Feb
Special Audit of Perrysburg Schools Released

Former Perrysburg Schools employee Eric Whitson stole more than $479,800 from the district, and nearly $181,900 from the Bowling Green Bobcat Athletic Boosters, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Oct
Special Audit of Horizon Science and Noble Academies Released

Horizon Science and Noble Academies in Ohio need to put in writing their formal procedures for administering state-mandated tests, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  However, the audit found no evidence to support allegations of assessment irregularities.

05
Oct
Special Audit of Columbus Tutoring Program Released

$850,000 in Findings for Recovery Issued

A total of 27 tutoring service providers charged the Columbus City School District $850,000 for tutoring that never happened or for students that were no longer in the district, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
Sep
Former Village of North Baltimore Utility Clerk Stole $79,123

A former Village of North Baltimore (Wood County) utility clerk pocketed $79,123 in cash that she was supposed to deposit into the village’s bank account, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

14
Sep
Former Paulding County Director of Probation Services Indicted

An Auditor of State partnership with Paulding County law enforcement led to the indictment of former Director of Probation Services Emily Munger.  She was indicted on one charge of theft in office and one charge of tampering with records.

03
Sep
Auditor Yost Releases Report on Community School Sponsorships

A special audit of community school sponsorships released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost highlights the need for increased sponsor oversight of schools as part of community school reform legislation pending in the Ohio General Assembly.

11
Aug
$34,700 in Findings Issued Against Former Superintendent

Former Superintendent Bradley Martin gambled during work hours and bought iPads the district never saw, racking up $34,739 in findings for recovery in a special audit of the Tecumseh Local School District (Clark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

15
Jun
General Chappie James Leadership Academy Special Audit Results in $1.1 Million Finding

Officials at the now-closed General Chappie James Leadership Academy padded their attendance rolls by nearly 50 percent, according to a special audit released in a press conference today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  Findings for recovery total more than $1.1 million.

22
Jan
Auditor Yost Releases Report on Statewide Community School Attendance Count

An unannounced, statewide head count of community school attendance found as few as zero students in one school, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Jan
Former Director Misused Public Funds

Special Audit: Columbiana County Drug Task Force

A cell phone and wireless plan for the wife of the former Columbiana County Drug Task Force director were paid for with tax dollars, according to a special audit.

15
Sep
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Guilty plea entered today by David Smalley

Auditor of State Dave Yost makes the following statement regarding the guilty plea entered today by David Smalley. 

27
Aug
Special Audit: Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Superintendent’s Travels

Trips across the globe can really add up, but a former superintendent let taxpayers pay his tab, according to a special audit of the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Aug
Village of Martinsville Family Funneled Funds

Family members illegally ran the Village of Martinsville (Clinton County) and used it funds for personal use, according to an audit released today.

19
Aug
Special Audit: Former Fiscal Officer Lived on Public Dime

The former fiscal officer of Franklin Township (Richland County) financed her lifestyle on the public dime at a cost of nearly $136,000, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

14
Aug
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Auditor of State Dave Yost's statement regarding the guilty plea entered today by former Fairfield County Clerk of Court, Deborah Smalley. 

31
Jul
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement is regarding the negotiated plea by former Columbus City Schools employee Steve Tankovich.

11
Jul
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Auditor of State Dave Yost issued a statement regarding the guilty plea entered by former Brown County Deputy Clerk of Courts Heather Tapp.

01
Jul
Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Special Audit Released

Nearly $39,000 in Findings Issued

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released a special audit report accusing former Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley and her husband of kickbacks, contract steering, theft and political skullduggery. Findings for recovery total nearly $39,000.

08
Apr
Former Franklin County Agricultural Society Treasurer Stole $211,000

Former Franklin County Agricultural Society Treasurer Dave Brobst wire transferred public funds to the family farm and John Deere.

03
Apr
Special Audit Issued $92,000 in Findings Against Former Fiscal Officer

A former fiscal officer used public funds for mortgage payments and college tuition, according to a special audit of the Clermont County Central Joint Fire-EMS District released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

28
Jan
Attendance Data "Scrubbing" and Grade Manipulation Confirmed in Special Audit of Columbus City Schools

A top-down culture of data manipulation and employee intimidation was uncovered by a special audit of the Columbus City School District released in a press conference held today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

28
Jan
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the Columbus City School District’s movement to terminate four principals.

27
Jan
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the indictments of former Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley and husband David Smalley.

13
Jan
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the investigation released today by the Ohio Department of Education regarding school districts identified as “scrubbing” attendance data.

10
Dec
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning former Columbus City School District Area Treasurer Tina Dorsey.

10
Dec
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning former Columbus City School District Area Treasurer Tina Dorsey.

05
Dec
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the resignation of Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley

05
Dec
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the resignation of Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley

22
Oct
Improper Purchases Made by Medina City School's Superintendent

 A review released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost confirmed that the superintendent of the Medina City School District misused public funds.

02
Oct
Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Arrested Today

Warrants were issued today for the arrest of Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley and husband David Smalley. 

30
Aug
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding this morning’s conviction of former Henry County Commissioner Richard Myers.

15
Aug
Special Audit Confirms Missing Money in Arlington Heights

Two former court clerks are on the hook for more than $260,000 in missing village funds, according to a special audit of the Village of Arlington Heights Mayor’s Court released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

18
Jun
Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy Special Audit Released

Nearly $520,000 in Findings Issued

Professional football season tickets, trips to the theatre, travel expenses and cocktails are just a few of the nearly $520,000 in items for which taxpayers picked up the tab.

09
May
Special Audit Confirms Payroll Tampering

A human resources manager at the Columbiana County Engineer’s office tinkered with her husband’s timesheets to increase his pay by $5,200, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Apr
Special Audit of Cleveland Charter School Racks Up $1.3 Million in Findings

Employees’ illegal relationships with vendors and shoddy bookkeeping led to more than $1.3 million in findings for recovery issued in the special audit of the Cleveland Academy of Scholarship, Technology, and Leadership Enterprise (CASTLE) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Apr
Audit: $31,000 Stolen by Sheriff’s Lieutenant

$10,000 Still Owed to Taxpayers after Court Restitution

Surveillance video helped establish several counts of theft in office against a Coshocton County Sheriff’s lieutenant, James MacDonald, who was sentenced in January to six months in jail.

13
Mar
Columbus Man Charged with Fraud Involving Federally Funded Tutoring Program

A federal grand jury a Columbus man alleging that he defrauded the U.S. Department of Education’s Supplemental Education Services Program by billing the program for tutoring sessions that were never provided.

06
Mar
Cincinnati Charter School Superintendent and Treasurer Indicted

The superintendent and treasurer of the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy were indicted on 26 counts of theft in office, unauthorized use of property, tampering with evidence and tampering with records.

28
Feb
Continued Mismanagement Found at Richard Allen Community Schools

Nearly $860,000 is owed to Ohio’s taxpayers due to uncollected money and unlawful contract changes at the Richard Allen Academy Community Schools.

27
Feb
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Auditor of State Dave Yost released a statement regarding the Ohio Department of Education’s actions following the release of the statewide audit of student attendance data.

15
Feb
Former Clinton Township Fiscal Officer Sentenced

Former Clinton Township (Franklin County) Fiscal Officer Rebecca Christian was sentenced today to four years in prison for her theft of nearly $138,000 in township funds.

11
Feb
Nine Schools “Scrubbers” in Statewide Attendance Audit

Yost Calls for Linking Attendance Reporting and Funding—No More “Count Week”

Four additional school districts were identified as having manipulated attendance data in the final statewide student attendance audit report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
Jan
Expected Release of Statewide School Attendance Audit

The Auditor of State’s office final report on the statewide school attendance audit will be released February 11.

15
Jan
Former Painesville Schools Employee Bought Personal Items on Taxpayer Dime

A former Painesville Local Schools (Lake County) employee filled her kitchen cupboards with $1,777 in food paid for by taxpayers, according to the 2012 audit of the district released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Dec
Special Audit Confirms Missing Money at Ashland County-City Health Department

Nearly $90,000 in payments for health services went missing under the watch of a former Ashland County-City Health Department administrative assistant, as confirmed by a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Dec
Bellaire Audit Confirms Former Utility Clerk’s Theft

More than $18,000 in utility payments went into the pockets of the Village of Bellaire’s (Belmont County) former utility clerk, as confirmed in an audit of the village released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Nov
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

A statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the sentencing today in the Belmont County Court of Common Pleas of former Bellaire water clerk Lisa Flaherty.

08
Nov
Former Fiscal Officer Indicted on 30 Counts of Theft in Office

A former Augusta Township (Carroll County) fiscal officer was indicted Wednesday on 30 counts of theft in office.

31
Oct
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Auditor of State Dave Yost issues a statement regarding the sentencing today in U.S. District Court of former community school treasurer Carl W. Shye, Jr.

23
Oct
Audit Identifies $9,700 in Missing Funds at Village of Jerusalem

Falsified authorization to increase her own pay and writing checks to her own family members—then endorsing them herself—were among findings in excess of $9,700 issued against the former clerk of the Village of Jerusalem (Monroe County).

23
Oct
No Evidence of Scrubbing Found in Second Phase of Attendance Data Audit

No new instance of potential record “scrubbing” was found in the second interim report concerning the review of school attendance practices in Ohio, released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Oct
Nearly $4.2 Million Stolen from Cuyahoga Heights Schools

Nearly $4.2 million was stolen from the Cuyahoga Heights School District by a former IT director according to a special audit of the district released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Oct
Questionable Practices Found in Five Districts

First Phase of School Attendance Audit Released

Auditor of State Dave Yost released today an interim report concerning the review of school attendance practices in Ohio, which showed irregularities and made initial recommendations to improve the system

27
Sep
Henry County Commissioner Indicted for Conflict of Interest

Henry County Commissioner Richard Myers was indicted Wednesday by the Henry County Grand Jury on one count of felony unlawful interest in a public contract, following an investigation by the Auditor of State’s office.

10
Aug
Strong Early Response to Columbus City Schools Hotline for School Attendance Investigation

Initial response to the temporary hotline established by Auditor of State Dave Yost yesterday has been strong, with 24 calls since 4:30 p.m. last evening, including a number of anonymous reports.

09
Aug
State Auditor Establishes Hotline for the Columbus City Schools School Attendance Reporting Investigation

Auditor of State Dave Yost has established a temporary telephone hotline for all employees of Columbus City Schools to report any information about potential manipulation of attendance records.

31
Jul
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement can be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the announcement today of the indictment of two former employees of the Village of Arlington Heights on charges of embezzling more than $262,000 from the mayor’s court.

24
Jul
Taxpayer Dollars Missing in Springboro Building and Zoning Department

More than $2,000 in public money went missing under the watch of a former secretary for the City of Springboro Building and Zoning Department (Warren County), according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Jul
Special Prosecutor Recovers $137,000 for Brown County

Indicted Insurance Administrator to Enter Plea July 25

Brown County received $137,007.57 this week in restitution from Van Workman, a third party administrator, who has been charged with defrauding the county and its employees of their health insurance payments.

21
Jun
Former Charter Schools Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Federal Funds

Carl W. Shye Jr., 57, of New Albany, Ohio pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds.

19
Jun
Auditor Yost Taps Andrew Bodzak as New Investigator

Auditor of State Dave Yost recently swore in Andrew Bodzak as the new investigator in the Special Investigations Unit for the Youngstown and Akron-Canton areas.

05
Jun
Township Cash Payments $12,000 More than Allowed

Although Ohio law permits townships to pay employees cash in lieu of health insurance, Goshen Township (Clermont County) exceeded allowable amounts for such payments by nearly $12,000, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
May
Shye's List of Debt Grows

Carl Shye’s list of debts to taxpayer grows by more than $52,000 with today’s release of the closeout audit of the New City Community School (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
May
Missing Bellaire Water Clerk Arrested in New York

An Ohio Auditor of State investigation led to the arrest of former Bellaire Water Clerk Lisa Flaherty earlier today in Broome County, New York. 

17
May
Shye Continues to Stick Taxpayers with the Bills

Add another $95,139 to embattled charter school Treasurer Carl Shye’s list of debts to taxpayers with today’s release of the Arts Academy, Arts Academy West and Patriot Preparatory Academy audits by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

17
May
Former Charter Schools Treasurer Charged with Embezzling Federal Funds

Carl W. Shye Jr., 57, of New Albany, Ohio was charged with embezzling more than $470,000 in federal funds between 2005 and 2011 while serving as treasurer for a number of community schools in Ohio.

10
Apr
Auditor of State Reports Results of Voluntary Study of 24 Local Governments in Lake County

First-of-its-kind Effort Shows Equipment Used as Little as 1 day in 30

Twenty-four governments in Lake County use street sweepers, sewer maintenance vehicles and road repair equipment at rates as low as 3 percent, or about 1 day in a month, according to a study released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

14
Mar
Former Ottawa County Sheriff Spent Public Dollars for Personal Items

A former county sheriff bought shoes, neckties and amusement park passes with taxpayer dollars, according to the special audit of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department’s Furtherance of Justice Fund, released by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Feb
Conflicts of Interest Plague Richard Allen Academy Schools

More than $929,000 in Findings for Recovery Issued

Booze, missing money, missing records and self-dealing has led to more than $929,850 in findings for recovery in the special audit of Dayton-area Richard Allen Academy schools released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Jan
Auditor Yost Issues Fourth Finding in Six Months Against Charter School Treasurer

For the fourth time in the past six months, Auditor of State Dave Yost is citing community school treasurer, Carl Shye, for illegally spending taxpayer dollars at three separate schools.  The multiple findings for recovery issued against him now total more than $600,000.

17
Jan
Auditor of State Takes on Food Stamp Fraud

Offers Recommendations to ODJFS

The State of Ohio reissued nearly 340,000 food stamp EBT cards in 2011 – and 17,000 recipients received 10 or more reissued cards, according to an evaluation of the program by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Dec
Auditor of State Pegs Juvenile Court Theft at $5,000

Allegations of theft by a former court clerk were confirmed in an audit of the Harrison County Juvenile Court released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  Findings for recovery of almost $5,000 were issued.

04
Oct
Former Principal and Athletic Director Admits to Theft in Special Audit

“Stealing school funds and hitting the links on the taxpayer’s dime puts personal interest over the students,” Auditor Yost said. “A principal’s golf carts and green fees should never be paid for by the public, and I expect the public’s money to be returned.”

07
Jul
No Documentation of Financial Transactions Leads to More than $350,000 in Findings for Recovery

Special Audit of the Legacy Academy for Leaders and the Arts Released

“I’ve seen better documentation at a lemonade stand,” Auditor Yost said. “Schools must be able to account for every dollar spent.”

24
Feb
Former Alger Fiscal Officer Charged with Theft in Office

Former Employee Hit with $37,853 in Findings for Recovery

22
Feb
Special Audit of the Village of Germantown

Auditor Yost Demands Repayment

18
Jan
Auditor Yost Investigating Possible Theft in City of Grove City

Investigators from Auditor’s Special Audit Team will audit financial activities in city finance office.

23
Dec
Taylor Audit Identifies Nearly $1 Million Missing

Former Ripley Clerk Allegedly Misappropriated Village Funds

13
Dec
Taylor Investigation Leads to Indictment of Former Ripley Utilities Clerk

Nearly $1 million in Missing Taxpayer Funds Allegedly Stolen

29
Jul
$21,190 Missing from Village of Golf Manor

Mayor’s Court Clerk Failed to Deposit Fine Collections and Bond Payments

22
Jul
Taylor: Audit Reveals More Than $85,000 Misspent

Library Employees receive improper reimbursements, overpayments

21
Jul
Taylor: Contractors Bilked Cuyahoga County Communities Out Of More Than $2.5 Million

Construction Companies Swindled Taxpayers of Solon, Valley View

06
Jul
Village of Ashley Audit Exposes Fraud

Clerk Overpaid Herself and Her Husband $17,658

25
Jun
Auditor of State Reveals Nearly $3 Million Stolen from Stark County Taxpayers

County Treasurer’s Chief Deputy indicted on charges of theft

08
Feb
Taylor: After School Program Coordinator Pocketed Thousand of Dollars in Student Fees

Fairbanks Local School District victimized by alleged theft

07
Jan
Taylor: Former School Administrator’s Alleged Theft in Toledo Approaches $660,000

Largest case of public school fraud since Taylor took office

22
Dec
Taylor Calls for Ethics Probe of Two Cleveland-Area Charter Schools

More than $130,000 misspent, owed back by school officials

15
Dec
Taylor Audit Identifies Thousands of Dollars Missing in Lithopolis

Former fiscal officer subject of investigation

10
Dec
Taylor’s Investigation Identifies Thousands of Dollars Missing in Lincoln Heights

Mayor’s court, police evidence room subject of investigation

06
Nov
Taylor Calls for Ethics Probe of NuBethel Center of Excellence

Thousands of tax dollars misspent, repaid

03
Nov
Guilty: Helms Agrees to Plea Deal Following Taylor Investigation

Former school superintendent faces maximum of 28 years behind bars

05
May
Taylor: Fraud Reporting System One Step Closer to Reality

Anti-fraud legislation voted out of the Ohio Senate

02
Apr
Taylor Releases Results of Cincinnati Charter School Investigation

Financial report brings closure to W.E.B. Dubois saga

01
Apr
Taylor Investigating Possible Theft in Stark County Treasurer’s Office

State Auditors Identify Financial Irregularities During Routine Financial Audit

14
Oct
Taylor Releases Special Audit of Loveland City School District

Phone call to Auditor of State’s fraud hotline alerted authorities to theft

19
Aug
Taylor Completes Investigation of Lockland Mayor’s Court

Report identifies more than $315,000 owed back to the village

29
Apr
Auditor of State Investigation Leads to Indictment of Former County EMA Director

Phoenix Village Academy faces loss of funding

09
Apr
Taylor Releases Audits of Clinton South Joint Fire District and Village of Midland

Allegations Arise that Former Fiscal Agent Misspent Thousands of Dollars

29
Jan
Taylor Exposes $7.5 Million Misused by Cleveland Day Care

Educational funds could have served additional needy children

20
Nov
Taylor’s Special Audit Leads to Criminal Charges

William DiCianni arraigned for writing bad checks, forgery, grand theft and money laundering

10
May
Taylor Releases Lorain County Board of Mental Health Audit

Employee Spent More Than $19,000 on Utility Bills and Home Improvement

06
Mar
Taylor Releases Morrow Co. Sheriff’s Office Audit

Office secretary owes nearly $8,000 back to county