Friday, September 12, 2014

Wow! More Items Recovered from Former Fox C-6 Superintendent Dianne Critchlow!

Soon the Fox C-6 community is going to learn just how much former Fox C-6 Superintendent Dianne Brown-Critchlow used her district credit card to make purchases for personal use with taxpayer monies.  I've submitted a Sunshine Request to the district asking for credit card information dating back to when she started her tenure as the Fox C-6 School District Superintendent in 2005 since it appears that this has been going on for quite some time.

It's definitely hard to believe that Dianne Critchlow would use taxpayer dollars to make purchases for personal use given the fact that she was making more then $260,000 a year in salary. Our district has already hit national headlines related to the cyber-bullying scandal. This will just add to the unwanted publicity!

The taxpayers of the Fox C-6 School District and the public in general are going to be amazed at what's already been recovered from former Superintendent Dianne Critchlow's home or property. I'm certainly glad that we have former Fox High School graduate John Brazeal as Fox's new CFO. He has been working on uncovering things and recovering property. He was thrown into the fire and is doing an excellent job of going through the receipts and keeping the public informed about what he has uncovered.

It's pretty easy to understand why former Superintendent Dianne Critchlow asked Fox's former law firm to send out Cease and Desist Letters to individuals working to uncover and expose what was going on in the school district under her watch. It's even easier to understand why she didn't want school district credit card statements made public and why they weren't being included the board meeting packets each month for the school board to review.

This is one news story you won't want to miss!

Russell Kinsaul from KMOV News 4 posted a news story about the items recovered so far from Dianne Critchlow's home:

Russell Kinsaul tweeted a photo of some of the items recovered so far:

Stepping through the video from KMOV I noticed that Easton ball bats still have the plastic wrappers on them. It also appears that there are 2 Asus Memo Pad tablet computers and they appear to both still be in shrink wrap as well. Why were these items still shrink wrapped?

The digital cameras appear to have been purchased over a number of years based upon their model numbers. I looked up the cameras from the model numbers in the video footage and posted their MSRP prices as well as when the cameras were introduced.

The inventory sheet from CFO Brazeal stated 1 ASUS Memo Pad but from the video it appears that there were 2 ASUS Memo Pad tablet computers. No prices have been included below for any of the extra lenses that can be seen in the camera bag for the Nikon D5000 since there's no information about them. But, spare lenses can run from $150 to $1000 or more.

Based on MSRP prices, the district has recovered more than $4000 in equipment just for those items with prices listed on them below. That does not count the laptop, air compressor and air brush nozzle or phone and tablet cases.

Some of the items recovered so far include the following:
It's easy to see why the Fox C-6 school board took school district credit cards away from ALL Fox C-6 School District superintendents in June 2014. 

There were a couple of superintendents that used their credit cards responsibly. However, the merry band of friends that didn't use their credit cards responsibly and per district policy got away with quite a bit for quite a while before the credit card statements were made available. Apparently the Fox C-6 school board hadn't been reviewing monthly credit card statements for years or they would have noticed what was going on long ago. Dianne Critchlow wasn't providing the credit card statements to the board members in their board packets. 

News from all of the debacle is most likely going to get worse before it gets better! So stay tuned.