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Theft in office

Former Marietta schools’ assistant treasurer pleads guilty to taking $145,000

April 9, 2013

Holding back sobs, a former Marietta City Schools employee pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to slowly siphoning away more than $145,000 from the district for personal use....

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Apr-10-13 8:10 PM

My points were that she helped her to an awful of money. If daughter did not have expensive wedding or attend an expensive school, then where is the rest? if she were a gambler and was spending large sums of money, then surely someone ( like a friend or family )must have noticed) How did she get away with the embezzlement for such a long time?

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Apr-10-13 1:11 PM

Forget about the theft... let's see the names of folks who don't cash checks worth $145K and I'll do business with them!

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Apr-10-13 11:17 AM

Some facts: What she did is 100% WRONG!!! She absolutely should be punished! She DID NOT purchase her daughter breast implants! She DID NOT have a "lavish" wedding! She DID NOT go to an Ivy League College. She is NOT related to Sheriff Mincks! I know this because I know Barb! I was at the wedding which was held in town not some far away destination! I will say this again, Barb is wrong! But the facts are just that...FACTS!

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Apr-10-13 9:19 AM

She is related to the sheriff .....duh. lol

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Apr-10-13 1:24 AM

ex of devola-she probably bought her daughter boobs so her wedding dress would fit her better. Minks, hum any relation to um lets see the crooked sherriff?!? I hope when i decide to steal from a public office they'll just let me pay it back. Maybe the welcome wagon headed by Thrope the Terrible will give hwer a few razors and hopes she falls on them. Crooked as the day is long. Why is the justice(unjustice) system so unfair. I wish i could have gotten a job in the court house, school, jail. You can get away with anything. Hey Minky where is the tramadol??????

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Apr-09-13 5:36 PM

She made $37,000.00 and she had worked for the district for 28 years. Doesn't seem like much. Although enough to live on if she could have told her daughter no. Unfortunate.

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Apr-09-13 4:50 PM

Three questions, where did the daughter go to school Harvard, or Yale? Where was the wedding? A destination wedding in Europe? It seems odd/ school tuition and a wedding and the money is all gone? And what took so long for the school system to notice any inconsistencies? What was wrong? No one noticed anything in ms Mincks spending on her salary? did she gamble the rest,? now she has no retirement, and is lucky she did not get more jail time.A very sad story , predictable ending/ in the end embezzlers don't get away , they get caught.

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Apr-09-13 4:32 PM

In these kind of cases, it would seem that paying back the money is the biggest punishment. I am always surprised at these cases. Whatever gives them the idea that they are smarter than everyone else and they can get away with it?

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Apr-09-13 2:33 PM

Seems to me a few years ago there were some county employees in separate instances who received a lot more time for a lot less money....where's the justice??

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Apr-09-13 11:30 AM

Must have been some wedding. Now her daughter knows it was an entire farce. Did she REALLY think she could get away with this? Criminals are stupid people.

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Apr-09-13 9:27 AM

On top of paying restitution, Mincks will have to spend 120 days in the Washington County Jail and she will be subject to three years community control, he said.

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Apr-09-13 9:04 AM

So no jail time for stealing $145,000? Just pay us back and it is ok? WOW!

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Apr-09-13 8:16 AM

I hope Marietta City Schools makes known to the public their plan of correction to stop this from happening in the future. I still have to wonder how the assistant kept it from the treasurer, for 5 years much less. What was he doing the whole time, letting her do ALL the work?

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Apr-09-13 8:00 AM

145,000 in uncashed checks over 5 years. Why would there be that much money uncashed unless they were bogus checks to begin with.

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