This week we announced our first arrest involving the alleged theft of COVID stimulus funds. People thinking of stealing stimulus funds should know: it doesn’t have to be our last. We’d be happy to make someone else defendant number two if they choose to steal from taxpayers.
The arrest concludes a busy two weeks for us. We arrested a sheriff for allegedly stealing from a fund for prisoners, a hospital worker for embezzling from a rural hospital, and a circuit clerk for paying himself $200,000 too much.
I also wrote a piece about how we helped three school districts identify outside-the-classroom waste that can be redeployed to teachers' salaries and spending on students.