June 23, 2015
The GBI has issued a warrant for and Sherry Braley (Code Enforcement/P&Z/Animal Control) has been arrested for theft by deception, a felony. The amount of money in question is in excess of $15,000. She has bonded out of the Jasper County jail. We had heard rumors that Ms. Braley “resigned” on Friday (June 19th). It is our opinion the County Manager should not allow someone to resign instead of being fired in a situation like this.
TWG has questioned Ms. Braley’s work ethic on numerous occasions. She could rarely be found by anyone looking for her to get a permit or license, and citizens were told she didn’t come in “until 10 or 10:30” when the county office was called. She was not required by her supervisor, County Manager Karen Degges, to keep a log of her activities, and obviously not required to report to work on time. Ms. Braley also was not required to fill out leave sheets or turn in PTO (Paid Time Off) when she was out of the office for sick days or vacation (this is true of Karen Degges and Sharon Robinson as well).
Recently Ms. Braley was allowed to go to training and the county paid almost $1000 for this training and reimbursements. However, as reported by TWG, this training never seemed to be used. A call to the Magistrate Court on June 18, 2015 revealed that there were ZERO code enforcement cases in 2014 and only SIX code enforcement cases so far in 2015. Why? Anyone that drives around the county can see blatant violations that nothing have been done about—in some cases for years!
Some of TWG’s past blogs questioning what was going on follow:
Posted on July 16, 2014
Posted on August 6, 2014
Posted on February 26, 2014
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