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Tecumseh Superintendent Likely To Lose Job After Gambling With School Funds

The superintendent of the Tecumseh School District in Clark County was suspended without pay following allegations he used school funds to support a gambling habit. A school official states that superintendent Brad Martin is likely to lose his job.

Interim superintendent Paula Crew declined to go on air, but did state that an investigation by law enforcement revealed Martin apparently stole money from the school to spend more than 100 days gambling at a casino.

Crew also provided documentation the school board sent to Martin on Jan. 5, that alleges he misused sick and personal time, along with mileage reimbursements and funds for school supplies to gamble. The school board is going through the process to terminate his employment.

According to Ohio law, Martin can request a hearing in front of the State Board of Education, and the Springfield News-Sun reports he did so in a letter dated January 13. The News-Sun also reports the school district has been subpoenaed for documents relating to Martin and has until January 28 to respond to the Department of Education. No criminal charges have been filed in the matter.
    
Neither Martin nor his attorney returned calls seeking comment.