STATEMENT FROM CLERMONT COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY REGARDING THEFT ALLEGATIONS AT CLERMONT SENIOR SERVICES

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June 23, 2022

Clermont County

My office has received numerous inquiries regarding theft allegations from Clermont Senior Services. Please see the following summary.

On April 22, 2022, my office was informed of acts of theft allegedly committed by the former Chief Financial Officer of Clermont Senior Services, Inc., Greg Carson, who passed away in early January 2022.

My office immediately notified authorities at Williamsburg Township, as Greg Carson also served as the fiscal officer for the township. My office referred the Williamsburg question to the Auditor of State in May 2022.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office was briefed on the matter from the outset and it was agreed the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation would be requested to provide assistance owing to its expertise and available personnel in fraud cases and forensic accounting. BCI was contacted and an informational meeting was scheduled in Batavia for May 2, 2022 at the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office. A BCI Fraud Investigator and Forensic Accounting Supervisor attended the meeting with myself and assistant prosecutors. On May 4, 2022, my office submitted a formal request for assistance to BCI.

In late May 2022, after considering the absence of information indicating anyone other than Greg Carson was involved in these allegations, and since there were no living suspects, further criminal investigation was not warranted.

I appreciate the diligence of the Attorney General’s Office in responding to our request for assistance.

 

Mark J. Tekulve

Clermont County Prosecuting Attorney