Oglethorpe Rec Department director, s...

Oglethorpe Rec Department director, staff members arrested in thefts

There are 8 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Dec 16, 2008, titled Oglethorpe Rec Department director, staff members arrested in thefts. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Authorities have arrested more than half of the Oglethorpe County Recreation Department staff, including its director, for allegedly stealing county funds and gasoline.

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ABH

Perry, GA

#1 Dec 16, 2008
Like the Rec Dept wasn't hurting already, so sad!
people watch out

United States

#2 Dec 18, 2008
ABH wrote:
Like the Rec Dept wasn't hurting already, so sad!
i bet if every company that handles cash flow do an internal audit you will see more theft than ever, right here in our county.

Since: Dec 08

Douglas, GA

#3 Dec 28, 2008
well my kids played ball there and i always thought this was happenign because where was the money going not to the department
ABH

Dahlonega, GA

#4 Dec 28, 2008
The money does not go to the department anyway, any money that they take in goes in to the county general fund.
smalltwngrl71

Dahlonega, GA

#5 Jan 4, 2009
The head of the Rec dept. was not exactly likeable anyway. A lot of people quit participating or donating because of her mean attitude. I was not surprised to learn she had done this. Self-serving people usually feel no remorse about what they do to hurt others.

Hopefully, in the long run, the Rec dept. will recover and be under better, more friendly management. That would really help the entire community, as this is basically the only program in Oglethorpe we have for children to participate in group activites outside of school.
student

Harrison, AR

#6 Jan 5, 2009
It was time for a change there anyways. The Rec Dep needs more land too. Or a park.. or somthing for people to do.
Sherri

Cave Spring, GA

#7 Jan 5, 2009
What a sad thing to happen. It is hard enough for recreation centers to raise money and stay afloat much less employees being stingy and greedy to take it for themselves. I hope they have to pay back every penny with interest and maybe serve a little time behind bars.
Carla

United States

#8 Jan 5, 2009
i agree about the situation at the rec dept. All of you have nailed it. hopefully he community can come together and get this dept moving in the right direction. sometimes people in higher positions and given too much authority still need others to monitor what they are doing. this is happening way too much in government offices and it is the community money and taxpayers money. Shame it is like this.

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