Newberry Audit Reveals $11,800 in Misused Funds
ALACHUA COUNTY - We now know why the city of Newberry put its fire chief on administrative leave in December.
An Alachua County Sheriff's Office investigation has been sent to the State Attorney's office, claiming David Rodriguez charged $2,900 dollars to the City of Newberry for services done on personal property.
Sgt. Becky Butscher, Alachua County Sheriff's Office: "The Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip that a check was written off a city of Newberry account to pay for a tree service that was done in the city of High Springs."
But thats not all...in total a city audit found a misappropriation of almost $ 12,000 dollars.
Some of that money Rodriguez is accused of receiving for time he never worked.
The audit found he was paid for 512 hours he wasn't there coming in at $5,200.
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