Fraud investigation involves Miami County Children’s Services director

Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak said Tuesday an investigation is wrapping up on allegations of fraud and theft involving county Children’s Services Director June Cannon.

No charges have been filed and detectives are talking with prosecutors, he said. Prosecuting Attorney Tony Kendell said he could not comment on an investigation at this point.

The allegations involved mileage reimbursement claims, questionable credit card reimbursements and time worked, Duchak said. A search warrant was served at the Children’s Services Offices at the Hobart Center for County Government in Troy on Friday, March 1. Detectives seized receipts, documents and ledgers, Duchak said.

Duchak could not give the amount that is under question. The amount will be “at least in the several thousands of dollars range,” Duchak said.

The search warrant affidavit and inventory were filed in county Common Pleas Court and sealed by Judge Stacy Wall.

A closer look at agency finances began in August based on complaints to investigators.

Cannon has worked at the agency for more than 20 years. The agency is governed a five-member board of county residents that is appointed by the county commission.

Children’s Service’s budget for this year was approved at $3,654,780.

John Bosse of Troy is board president and has been kept updated on the investigation, Duchak said.

Bosse was contacted Tuesday but would not comment on the investigation and Cannon’s job status.

Cannon could not be reached.


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