Skip to comments.Former mayoral candidate's wife target of city suit
Posted on 02/10/2012 9:20:06 PM PST by smokingfrog
The city of Baltimore has filed suit against the wife of former mayoral candidate Otis Rolley, demanding $26,100 for months of leave that were erroneously granted her because of a computer glitch.
Charline Rolley took more than 90 days of paid leave to give birth, tend to her sick infant and work on her husband's campaign during the time she was employed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's office.
The civil suit accuses Rolley of breach of contract and unjust enrichment for taking the leave time and demands that she pay for the salary that she received while taking vacation and sick days that had been incorrectly allotted to her.
An attorney for Rolley called the suit "outrageous" and said that she should not have to pay for the city's error.
"All of the leave Ms. Rolley took was in reliance on what the city told her she had," said attorney Andrew D. Freeman. "If they hadn't told her that, she wouldn't have taken the leave."
But the city contends that Rolley should have noticed the discrepancy sooner. The city's administrative manual states that employees should be responsible for monitoring their leave time.
"Mrs. Rolley was in the position to identify the illegitimate leave balances from the issuance of her first check/ stub" in March 2010, a report from the city's inspector general states.
The report includes a transcript from an interview with Rolley in which she acknowledges that she should have noticed the error.
"I see where it could've been my fault to not follow up," Rolley told an investigator. "Am I kicking myself now that I didn't do it? Of course. I wouldn't be in this situation."
The city also paid nearly $22,000 for Rolley's health benefits while she was on leave...
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If she was overpaid or otherwise not entitled to it, she has to pay it back. What is this guy thinking?
“What is this guy thinking?”
In the so many wards of obamaites, “It’s free, it’s free!”
Ho, hum. They enrich themselves while Montgomery Countians pay a plastic bag tax.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!