Will Tyrone Insurance Pay for Misappropriated Funds?

The answer is YES, according to George Van Leuven of the Georgia Municipal Assoc., if the money was taken without legal authority. Barry Amos & Valerie Caldwell paid themselves $36,000 without legal authority. The Tyrone payment plan says: No vacation pay can be received unless the employee resigns or is terminated. Barry & Valerie were still employed when the money was taken in November 2007. Valerie said Mayor Sheryl Lee authorized it. Mayor Lee has no authority to authorize such payments. Why hasn’t Mayor Lee been questioned about this? Why doesn’t Tyrone file for a claim of reimbursement for $36,000 on their insurance? Instead of turning off the lights. The insurance fund would then seek pay back from Barry & Valerie.

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