Skip to comments.2 officers fired for checking dead felons, more may be involved
Posted on 10/08/2012 10:19:41 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
At a hearing Wednesday on Tennessee's Capitol Hill, it was revealed that two parole officers lost their jobs after a state audit said they were claiming to monitor dead parolees.
Afterwards, the Department of Correction commissioner responsible for the Board of Parole indicated more may be involved.
"I find it hard to believe it was just two people," Derrick Schofield said.
The hearing before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Government Operations Committee examined a state audit released Monday that "found 82 offenders were still actively monitored after their death."
One of the offenders had been dead for 19-years according to the audit.
"We do admit that we had a couple of officers who falsified some records, and those officers are no longer in our employ," said Gary Tullock, who oversees the field parole officers for the Department of Correction, after holding the same job for the Board of Parole.
The findings reported in the 2011 state audit occurred when the Board of Parole was not overseen by the Department of Correction like it has been since July 1 of the this year after a state reorganization.
"We admit we were not diligent over time in searching these death records," said Tullock.
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They were just making sure they were available to pull the lever for the D candidates in November.
Fired?? Shouldn’t they be in jail for fraud, theft and a host of other crimes?
This should be looked into in all 57 states. Yesterday...
Since they were still voting how the heck were the officers supposed to know they daid?
Report: I've been monitoring him for a while now and he ain't moved at all. He's startin to smell funky too. And he won't answer my questions.
Not only these officers, but their supervisors ought to stand trial for theft from the taxpayers in TN.
Weekend at Bernie’s
NEW LAW : MANDATORY 10 YEARS MINIMUM JAIL TERM FOR COMMITING FRAUD AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT
Amnesty for one year if they report their owm crimes and how they are committed, so we can root out others who are doing the same thing
Random but frequent drug urinalysis for parole and probation officers would be a good start in cleaning up this problem.
Well, they had no trouble tracking their clients........
I want to hear about prison sentences, loss of pension, restitution of stolen funds.
I don't want to hear "they were fired."
What’s the big deal? Just check all that apply:
- Parolee has not moved outside the jurisdiction.
- Parolee remains drug-free.
- Parolee has not been arrested or accused of any subsequent crimes.
NEW LAW : MANDATORY 10 YEARS MINIMUM JAIL TERM FOR COMMITING FRAUD AGAINST THE American People
Parolee remains dead?
Well, now, these “dead” parolees no doubt were STILL VOTING, so the officers HAD to monitor them!