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Report: $440,000 stolen from Ohio Department of Disabilities

COLUMBUS — Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer has issued a report of investigation today identifying a theft of $440,000, resulting in the indictment of a former employee of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities by the Montgomery County Grand Jury.

The 62-page report alleges that Douglas Carter, a department of developmental disabilities employee, cashed 146 fraudulent checks resulting in the theft of $440,000 from Ohio taxpayers and residents at two developmental centers.

Carter, who was placed on administrative leave last March, committed the thefts while employed at the Montgomery Developmental Center in Dayton, and the Warrensville Developmental Center in Cleveland.

After the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities received a call from a bank questioning the validity of several checks, a joint investigation was launched by the Ohio Inspector General and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Inspector General Meyer said, “Carter abandoned his duty to protect some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens, and instead chose to victimize the developmentally disabled and the Ohio taxpayers to gratify his own desire for cash, cars, and jewelry.”
 
Ohio Inspector General Report of Investigation file number 2012 CA-00025 is now available at: http://watchdog.ohio.gov/Investigations/2013Investigations.aspx

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