Key employees of the Ohio Lottery Commission allegedly robbed Ohioans.
according to Ohio Inspector General Reportnine employees, including investigators, with the Ohio Lottery Commission earned nearly $30,000 for the time they didn’t work.
That was from a review of only a month and a half ago. The report stated that the alleged misconduct may date back to 2013.
On August 6, 2021, the Ohio Lottery Commission issued (OLC) reported to the Ohio Inspector General’s office about allegations of time theft before OLC Detectives Allen Travis, Andrew Harvey, Christopher Munda, Christopher Rubakowski, Gregory Raynor, Robert Ellis, and a lack of supervision by OLC Investigative Supervisor John Hopkins, in jack Thistledon Racino (Thistledon) is located in North Randall, Ohio, the report said.
Ohio Lottery Commission made it clear OLC Part-time employee Darren Glenser informed the Committee that OLC Detectives assigned to Thistledon were providing fraudulent timelines to OLC For the time it did not work and was redirected OLC Phone lines to personal cell phone numbers to facilitate fraud. Glancer also stated that Hopkins was aware of these issues and took no action to remedy the situation.
On August 12, 2021, the Ohio Inspector General’s office opened a preliminary investigation to assess the matter. However, after investigators reviewed additional documents received from OLCthe Ohio Office of the Inspector General changed the initial investigation to an investigation on August 31, 2021.”
The OLC The team operates as Racino’s primary organizational presence but does not previously operate or participate in racino’s day-to-day operations.
The OLC The staff is tasked with helping those suffering from gambling addiction, among other duties.
“The Ohio Inspector General has also decided that OLC The Inquisitors were not routinely employed in the game room at Thistledon according to their job description, and many of their responsibilities were either fulfilled by the staff of Thistledon or were not completed at all.”
The Ohio Inspector General said he is submitting this investigation report to the Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office for review.