W.Va. Ethics Commission orders sancti...

W.Va. Ethics Commission orders sanctions against Spa City mayor

There are 14 comments on the Customer Interaction Solutions story from Sep 15, 2012, titled W.Va. Ethics Commission orders sanctions against Spa City mayor. In it, Customer Interaction Solutions reports that:

The West Virginia Ethics Commission has ordered sanctions against White Sulphur Springs Mayor Thomas Taylor, who acknowledged he used his town's petty cash and credit card for personal use in 2011.

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ole man

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Sep 15, 2012
ok the truth is out so whats next,, the mayor should resign , over the issue . if not the city goverment is totally useless to all , once trust is lost its allover
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United States

#3 Sep 16, 2012
Taylor is a big joke. Look at the rest of his family at least he got it honest. He needs to just quit as mayor he has done nothing but screw stuff up. And him strutting his wife around like she is hot shit. What a joke. You r the mayor not a movie star. He needs to get a real job and move out of mommy and daddys

Princeton, WV

#4 Sep 16, 2012
GET RID OF HIM he has no business being Mayor

Since: Sep 12

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#5 Sep 20, 2012
On the plus side-At least this young man told the truth about the continious and on going pervasive culture of corruption that exists in WSS govt in his formal agreement with the authorities .And,WV has decided/mandated that the whole town govt needs a real scrubbing.
On the down side, short of several mule kicks in the head-or major media coverage and consistent citizen protests-the phat ole boys are not likely to give up their hold- taking and keeping the moneys,,,as long as they can get away with it.
Just addn 2 it

Princeton, WV

#6 Sep 22, 2012
I think the mayor should stay where he is and "NOT" resign!!! At least he owned up to his mistakes and told the truth!! The rest of city government needs to do the same. I hope the voters in WSS take heed to everything city council and city hall employees have put the mayor through and clean house and start fresh when they go to vote in June 2013!!!! "EVERYTHING" he has went to do or tried to do to better WSS, they have voted down!!
six six eight four

Kenna, WV

#7 Sep 22, 2012
sadly the mayor needs to resign,do the right thing.but before he goes sure hope he gets rid of one more police officer.
food junky

Princeton, WV

#8 Sep 25, 2012
well i think taylor is a very smart person to stay where he is now that all of city council and employees have to take that ethics class they are allmad at taylor.At least he owened up to what he did,even though he was told it was o.k by one city employee,alot this person knew. I heard that the Mayor still might ask for a forensic audit to see just what they are still trying to hide,I
hope he does.As for Taylor doing wrong with the ethics committee
they need to look into Bruce Bowling,Chris Hanna and Debbie Fogus
as well as James Hylton and I'm sure they have all gotten money
from the city where they own they're own business.Yeah it time to
do this audit and to see just how much money has been stolen over the past 15 years and I hopw Taylor is man emough to do it.Go Mayor Taylor we got your back
wang dang

Charleston, WV

#9 Sep 25, 2012
isnt this stealing?
food junky

Princeton, WV

#10 Sep 25, 2012
I guess not since he paid everything back and was told that it could be taken out of his pay.If you read the paper the ethics
committe said that everything was paid back and that hsi father did
bid on the job to work on the police car

Princeton, WV

#11 Sep 25, 2012
No it's still stealing, he only paid it back because he got caught

Princeton, WV

#12 Sep 25, 2012
No it's not stealing! It was suppose to be taken out of his Mayor's paycheck. He called Linda Barker and got the ok to do it and she was suppose to take it out of his next check!!!!!
ole guy

Waynesboro, VA

#13 Sep 26, 2012
i was told ms baker had no authority to do that at all so thats a excuse for misuse and abuse this man has to go now ,he has no creditabilty left , i will not vote for him again

Princeton, WV

#14 Sep 26, 2012
Justadd2it wrote:
No it's not stealing! It was suppose to be taken out of his Mayor's paycheck. He called Linda Barker and got the ok to do it and she was suppose to take it out of his next check!!!!!
You're right it's called embezzlement, and the old excuse that others did it in the past is crap. People in the past have killed, done drugs, sold drugs etc etc, but the excuse that people did that in the past doesn't fly for that, and shouldn't for this. The city credit card should never be for personal use! The mayor should not have used the city like his own personal debit card/ bank just buying lunch,gas and motel rooms. Since he at first denied all misconduct ( which he now admits too) I wonder if he lied about looking at porn on the city computer too, he had no credibility left and needs to go!

United States

#15 Sep 26, 2012
He is such a joke whether He paid it back or not confessed to it or not it was still dishonest and stealing

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