The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Thursday, August 16th, 2018, Day 113 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
Pam Tomlinson has been with the Town of White Springs since the beginning of time. She’s the longest standing fixture on the Town’s payroll. She’s held a number of positions, but most notably Tomlinson is responsible for the Town’s finances. She keeps the books. Simply, all revenues from sources authorized by the Florida Constitution, Home Rule (i.e., White Springs Town Council), and the Florida Legislature go through her hands. And all expenditures authorized by the Town Manager and the Town Council go through her hands. Her position is exceedingly important to you and the hard earned monies that you provide to White Springs. Let’s take a look at how she’s doing.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Inspector General’s Office Tomlinson is under investigation, along with Rhett Bullard, Stacy Tebo, Tonja Brown and Spencer Lofton for (1) illegally moving $13,879 from the fuel tax funds to an over spent legal budget violating Statute, Title XXVI – Public Transportation, Chapter 336 – County Road System (which is defined in Chapter 334 – Transportation Administration, Section 3 – Definitions, Paragraph 8 – County, includes Municipals roads), Section 025 – County Transportation system; levy of local option fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel, Paragraph 7 – Transportation Expenditures, and (2) violating Florida Statute, Title XII – Municipalities, Chapter 166 – Municipalities Section 241 – Fiscal Years, Budgets and Budget Amendments, Paragraph (4) concerning budget amendments;
According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Tomlinson, along with Rhett Bullard, Stacey Tebo, Tonja Brown and Spencer Lofton are under investigation for misusing at least $500,000 of restricted Fuel Tax revenues and violating Florida Statute, Title XXVI – Public Transportation, Chapter 336 – County Road System (which is defined in Chapter 334 – Transportation Administration, Section 3 – County Road System (which is defined in Chapter 334 – Transportation Administration, Section 3 Definitions, Paragraph 8 – County including Municipal roads), Section 025- County transportation system;levy of local option fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel, Paragraph 7 – Transportation Expenditures.
According to the Florida Commission on Ethics, Tomlinson is under investigation, along with Rhett Bullard and Stacy Tebo for violating the White Springs’ Town Charter and Ordinance 15-01, which requires a deposit on all new water accounts in the amount of $300. On November 28, 2016, Bullard purchased a residence from the Methodist Church. As a new water account Bullard was required to pay a $300 deposit. However, Bullard, Tebo and Tomlinson, conspired to alter the previous owners deposit records so Bulard would be exempt from Ordinance 15-01.
According to the Florida Commission on Ethics,, Tomlinson, along with Rhett Bullard, Stacy Tebo, Tonja Brown and Willie Jefferson are under investigation for violating Florida Statute, Title XLVI – Crimes, Chapter 812 – Theft, Robbery, and Related Crimes, Section 014 – Theft. For the past three years, as part of an elaborate scheme, they embezzled in excess of $100,000 from the Town of White Springs. According to the Florida Statute, this is considered Grand Theft in the First Degree and is punishable as a Felony in the ?First Degree which is addressed in Chapter 775 – Definitions; General Penalties; Registration of Criminals, Section 082 – Penalties,; applicability of sentencing structures; mandatory minimum sentences for certain re-offenders previously released from prison. A Felony of the First Degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of 30 years.
Don’t you just love it White Springs? Of all the Finance Managers and Officials in the State of Florida, some how White Springs has managed to collect the ones under investigation for wasting, misusing or stealing the most funds now exceeding $1,000,000. All share equal respnsibility, but it appears like Tebo is trying to frame and make Tomlinson her fall person. All of them expect you to continue doing nothing. White Springs, you need to act now. Stop by Nikki’s or the “Watch” and sign a couple of recall petitions. Or even better, if you have any information that could help the State or Federal officials, take the first step. Call the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000.