History again repeats itself????

Joe is in the process of writing an article based upon information provided to us by a source who imputed allegations of misconduct by Anita Rivers.  Now although this information cannot be verified, could it be positive by reason of Ms. River’s history alone?

Just like Townsend, Anita T. Rivers falsified her October 29, 2013 application for employment with the town. Proof of the Falsification was in the Town’s files from when she applied for the Program Administrator’s Job at the HOPE Program. Yet neither Town Manager Robert Farley nor then Mayor Helen bothered to look at it. But if what has happened today in the Jones case, most likely Miller did know Ms River’s background..  Falsification of a Public Document is a firing excuse for the Town; at least it is in most governmental and private agencies.

The question on the application was “Have you ever pled Nolo Contendere or Plead Guilty to a crime which is a Felony or a First Degree Misdemeanor.” Anita T. Rivers answered “NO” to that question. Yet in 1991 she did plead guilty to a First Degree Misdemeanor for KITING a bad check, a check that the court records show that she knew was worthless.

Additionally, Mrs. Anita Rivers lied on her application by stating that she had worked for an employer for over 5 years when in fact it was less than two years. She also failed to mention that she was terminated for cause and would not be rehired.

Anita T. Rivers was HIRED by the Town as the phone receptionist, minute taker and Chief “Go For” for the Town of White Springs. I admit she was a highly skilled administrative assistant and definitely was a shining star in comparison to Pam Tomlinson.

Let’s talk about what we know about Mrs. Rivers,

The earliest thing on her resume was that she took and passed the Correction Officers Certification Course at Lake City Community College in 1992. BUT, ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN GAINESVILLE, SHE WAS NOT EMPLOYABLE AS A CORRECTIONS OFFICER. For what reason we do not know without a trip to Gainesville to see the file but it must have been significant because DOC hires just about everyone.

The next thing on her resume was that she took the Cosmetology Course at Lake City Community College in 1994 yet she fails to list any actual work she did as a Cosmetologist on her resume. In other words she took the two classes but failed to work in either field according to her resume.

She worked at North Florida Pediatrics from February 04-Septmember 06. She would not be rehired it is believed though North Florida Pediatrics would not confirm this officially. This job was not listed on her application for the town phone answerer/ Girl Friday.

She worked at CHC Labs from Jan 1998 to Jan 2001 according to her Resume for the job at HOPE. We were unable to verify this employment. She doesn’t mention this on her application for the town phone Administrative Assistant position This job was not listed on her application for the Administrative Assistant position.

She also worked at Millia Pediatrics from June 2001 to October 2003. In this job she is re-hirable. She doesn’t mention this job on her second Town Employment application.

What she did from 2003 to 2006 is a mystery.

Her next job was at the Randolf Medical Offices. She worked there from 09/2006 to 05/2008. Though she lists her reason for quitting the job is her desire to stay home yet Randolph would not rehire her and she was laid off for cause.

She was as a Receptionist at a Medical Office of Daina P. Greene, MD, P.A.. She worked there from 02-06 until 08-11 yet on her application for the HOPE Program she listed the times as 2-2010 to 8-2011. This is a falsification of a public record. Assuming that her latest application is correct this was a period of five years. She was terminated for cause and would not receive a recommendation for employment or re-hiring. What she was terminated for after five years on the job is unavailable. Assuming that the second application is correct she still is not re-hirable. Her dates are confusing to say the least.

Next she worked as a Substitute teacher and a substitute Bus Driver for the Hamilton County School Board. In this job she made minimal amount of money, say $8.00 an hour and was again terminated for cause and is not hirable. She did not drive the bus too long and only made 5 appearances in the classroom during the entire school year. She worked Hamilton County for the 2012-2013 School year.

Next she was Program Administrator for Helen Miller’s Pet Project, the HOPE Program. She was with the Town from October 2012 until August 2013 making again no more than 8.00 per hour for Part Time work. We know this because she was the HOPE Administrator at the same time she was a substitute Bus Driver and Substitute Teacher for Hamilton County School Board.

Finally she was a Teacher’s Aide for the Columbia County School Board from 09-2013 until she resigned in November of this year, a total of 2 ½ months. While not for certain because Statute doesn’t allow a person to know why an employee was almost terminated but she is not eligible for re-hiring and receives NO Recommendation for future employment.

AND THIS WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN. Helen Miller or someone at Town Hall typed up her resume and cover letter for her resume. She met with Manager Farley a day before her Interview and Mayor Helen Miller sat in on her interview, a clear conflict of interest and a Violation of the State Ethics Laws.  It became obvious Rivers was promised the Job by Helen and she Miller, had to make sure the job went to Mrs. Rivers. In other words the “FIX WAS IN.”

At the time Joe wrote “Of “kiting” a bad check. She must have pissed someone off because I know lots of people who bounce checks and don’t get arrested, much less convicted.

And she was arrested for the 3rd Degree Felony. The case was dropped when the prosecutor failed to show up to court. 

The simple fact, as I pointed out, is that Anita Rivers was arrested for a 3rd Degree Felony. The Sheriff must have thought she was guilty.”

As one can see, there appears to be a history.  But one cannot work in White Springs, if one does not have  a criminal background of some type.  And when the new “Town Clerk” duties were written up recently, it appears that in accordance with history, if Rivers lost her part time job, obviously it follows history.

Criminal History
–FLORIDA CCH RESPONSE–

ATN/ANONCCHINET/JOEEGRIFFIN      

FC.DLE/3342132.PUR/P.ATN/ANONCCHINET/JOEEGRIFFIN

        SID  NUMBER:  3342132   PURPOSE CODE         PAGE:   1

       BECAUSE ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME,    

       A NEW COPY SHOULD BE REQUESTED WHEN NEEDED FOR FUTURE USE  

                                                                             

                    –   FLORIDA   CRIMINAL   HISTORY   –                     

                                                                              

NAME                             STATE ID NO.   FBI NO.      DATE REQUESTED

THOMAS, ANITA LAVELL             FL-03342132                   11/22/2013

SEX  RACE  BIRTH DATE  HEIGHT  WEIGHT  EYES  HAIR  BIRTH PLACE  SKIN  DOC NO.

F    B     08/01/1969  5’05”  140     BRO   BLK   FL                      

–CONTINUED–

 

        SID  NUMBER:  3342132   PURPOSE CODE         PAGE:   2

 

FINGERPRINT CLASS   SOCIAL SECURITY NO.    MISCELLANEOUS NO.      SCR/MRK/TAT

PI CI 11 CO 16      XXX-XX-5363                                            

PM CO 12 13 16                                                             

IN AFIS – 3

OCCUPATION                ADDRESS                        CITY/STATE          

SECRETARY                 PO BOX 350                     WHITE SPG, FL       

—————————————————————————–

AKA                              DOB           SOC               SCR/MRK/TAT

—————————————————————————–

RIVERS, ANITA                                                                

–CONTINUED–

 

        SID  NUMBER:  3342132   PURPOSE CODE         PAGE:   3

 

——————————————————————————

ARREST-   1    07/12/1991   OBTS NO.-0003065440                              

  ARREST AGENCY-COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE                  (FL0120000)

    AGENCY CASE-910729                            OFFENSE DATE-         

    CHARGE 001-FAILURE TO APPEAR-                                            

              REF WORTHLESS CK                                              

              STATUTE/ORDINANCE-                     LEVEL-UNKNOWN           

  JUDICIAL-

    AGENCY-COLUMBIA COUNTY COURT                                  (FL012023J)

    ADDED  CHG -COURT SEQ                   COURT NO.-91001283MMMA       

       SUPPLEMENTAL ARREST DATA-

              STATUS-                             LEVEL-MISDEMEANOR,      

       PROSC DATA-INITIATED BY PROSECU,FAILURE TO APPEAR-                    

–CONTINUED–

 

        SID  NUMBER:  3342132   PURPOSE CODE         PAGE:   4

 

                                REF ISS WORTHLESS CHK                        

              STATUTE/ORDINANCE-FL832.05             LEVEL-MISDEMEANOR,1ST DEG

              STATUTE DESCRIPTN-MAKE UTTER ISSUE 150 DOLLARS OR OVER         

              DISP DATE-05/20/1991           DISP-N/A                        

      COURT DATA-SAME         ,FAILURE TO APPEAR-                            

                               REF ISS WORTHLESS CHK                         

              STATUTE/ORDINANCE-FL832.05             LEVEL-MISDEMEANOR       

              STATUTE DESCRIPTN-MAKE UTTER ISSUE 150 DOLLARS OR OVER         

              DISP DATE-07/13/1991                DISP-ADJUDICATION WITHHEL

              COUNSEL-SELF       TRIAL-           PLEA-NOLO CONTENDRE

——————————————————————————

ARREST-   2    02/25/2000   OBTS NO.-1201007270                              

  ARREST AGENCY-COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE                  (FL0120000)

–CONTINUED–

 

        SID  NUMBER:  3342132   PURPOSE CODE         PAGE:   5

 

    AGENCY CASE-20002344                          OFFENSE DATE-         

    CHARGE 001-LARCENY-                                                      

              OVER 300 DOLLARS UNDER 20000 DOLLARS                          

              STATUTE/ORDINANCE-FL812.014(2C)        LEVEL-FELONY     ,3RD DEG

  JUDICIAL-

    AGENCY-3RD CIRCUIT COURT – ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE             (FL012015J)

    CHARGE 001 -COURT SEQ                   COURT NO.-00000155CFMA       

       SUPPLEMENTAL ARREST DATA-

              STATUS-                             LEVEL-FELONY     ,3RD DEG

       PROSC DATA-                     LARCENY-                              

                                GRAND THEFT III                              

              STATUTE/ORDINANCE-FL812.014            LEVEL-FELONY     ,3RD DEG

              STATUTE DESCRIPTN-THEFT                                        

–CONTINUED–

 

        SID  NUMBER:  3342132   PURPOSE CODE         PAGE:   6

 

              DISP DATE-02/29/2000           DISP-N/A                        

      COURT DATA-LARCENY-                                                    

                               GRAND THEFT III                               

              STATUTE/ORDINANCE-FL812.014            LEVEL-FELONY     ,3RD DEG

              STATUTE DESCRIPTN-THEFT                                        

              DISP DATE-06/21/2000                DISP-DISMISSED          

              COUNSEL-PRIVATE    TRIAL-NONE       PLEA-NOT GUILTY

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