Talking about a wanton disregard for taxpayer funds that might be of interest to Ted and other citizen watchdogs, and could be the subject of a future F.O.I., here is one for the record. As you may already know, when someone resigns from a position, as opposed to being fired or layed off they are not eligible for unemployment compensation. When someone files for unemployment compensation, the unemployment bureau will contact the previous employer to verify the circumstances under which the employee that has filed for benefits left their previous employment.
If you remember the past public utility director, Jason Yarborough who resigned his position with the City of Port Orange this past year he is now, compliments of the FCCMA the interim Administrative Manager for the City of Lake Helen Florida. For the short period of time that Jason was an FCCMA MIT (Manage In Transition) he apparently applied for complementary unemployment benefits even though he officially resigned from his previous position with the City of Port Orange as Public Utility Director. When I say complementary benefits, I mean benefits compliments of someone in the Administrative Services Department of the City of Port Orange that supplied Jason with corroborative information to the Bureau of Unemployment that resulted in Mr. Yarborough receiving over a thousand dollars worth of unemployment benefit compliments of the taxpayers of Port Orange.
Remember that unemployment benefits are not paid out to individuals that have resigned from their previous position so it would be interesting what was told the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation by Port Orange Administrative Services and by what authority was anything communicated to them other than Mr. Yarborough had voluntarily resigned his services with the city of Port Orange. If anything other than this was in fact communicated to the Unemployment Bureau I wonder if this would constitute defrauding the government, as well as defrauding the taxpayers. I am certain that this information is available through F.O.I. request through the Bureau of Unemployment and also through the City Of Port Orange.
Whoever authorized information being released to the Unemployment Office and whoever is in charge of Administrative Services that is responsible for any communication other than about Jason Yarborough resigning from his previous position that resulted in fraudulent benefits being paid to him at the taxpayers expense may have committed a crime.
Should this be whitewashed and swept under the rug as usual, or is this serious enough to perform the requisite F.O.I.’s to determine if their is any justification for taxpayers having to foot the bill for these benefits which may have been obtained fraudulently with the cooperation of Port Orange administrative staff?
Submitted on 2015/01/13 at 6:12 pm by Tron