The sheriff asked BCI to audit his records after an October 2011 audit found $8,300 missing from two accounts in 2010. Although BCI concluded its investigation and didn’t believe any criminal activity occurred with the missing funds, DelGreco said the report couldn’t be released because it remains under review.
A state auditor report found $8,368 was unaccounted for in the sheriff’s web check and conceal-carry programs and Kelly was named responsible for its repayment. The funds were paid in full in February 2012, according to the auditor.
Kelly said he paid back the missing money out of his personal savings account because he is the head of the department. It’s believed the money was misdirected as a result of an accounting error, he said.
The Nov. 5 incident occurred at the Stone Crossing Apartments on Dwight Road in Springfield. No arrests were made and no charges have been filed.
The sergeant who prepared the report wrote in it that Sgt. Underwood called him to report a domestic disturbance. In the report, the sergeant wrote that after arriving, words were exchanged between Underwood and the sheriff, and between the two women.
Because the incident involved public employees, the sheriff asked the prosecutor’s office to investigate. The matter then was turned over to the Ohio Attorney General’s office. DelGreco said BCI agents are investigating if there were any criminal acts were involved in the incident. It could take several weeks before the investigation concludes.