Attorney General Steve Carter has filed a lawsuit in Jackson County Court seeking to recover $28,709 from R. Todd Snoddgrass, a former Carr Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief.
A state audit concluded that Snoddgrass was responsible for misappropriated, diverted or missing funds from the Carr Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Carr Township Fire Territory during a five year period (January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2005). Snoddgrass managed the money for both entities. The Carr Township Fire Territory was established between the Town of Medora and Carr Township in Jackson County.
“Individuals who abuse their responsibility to manage public funds will be held accountable to the taxpayers,” said Carter.
The lawsuit alleges that Snoddgrass failed to properly account for, expend and/or deposit funds totaling $38,709. The Carr Township Volunteer Fire Department recovered $10,000 through its employee dishonesty insurance coverage, leaving Snoddgrass liable for the remaining amount. To date, he has made no attempt to make payment.
The attorney general’s office is also seeking costs and prejudgment interest.