Lenoir County Schools Investigate Possible Fraud

School and law enforcement officials in Lenoir County are looking into possible money mismanagement of system surplus property.

The Kinston Free Press says Lenoir County school officials have now met with the sheriff's office as the look into the process and procedures of selling surplus school property.

The paper says Maintenance Director Owen Stroud handled at least part of the surplus program for Lenoir County Schools and resigned last week for personal reasons, including stress and health issues.

Stroud said in an interview with the paper, "There is nothing real newsworthy here, I just did not want to do it anymore."

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 at 06:25 AM
    There were items left after building the new schools. They were sold before Greene County had the tornado to hit.
  • by Shine Location: E. N.C. on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:45 AM
    Already takin the goods and the school year hasn't started...... Look out for the man in a p/up w/ decals obviously removed that said "Lenoir Co. School system" with 100 laptops in the back........ oh yeah and a lawn mower.
  • by Bloke Location: New Bern on Aug 16, 2011 at 04:18 AM
    Sounds to me like they initiated the investigation as soon as stroud left. They must have smelled something fishy, or looking for a scapegoat. Either way, since when did the school system have a surplus of anything? Is this just old outdated items that they are selling? Lenoir county schools shouldn;t have surplus. If they soo then they need to send it to Greene County for the new school they are building instead of buying all new equipment.

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