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Algonquin Township Road District – Signed Anna May Miller time card appears!

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On May 29, 2018

McHenry Co. (ECWd) –

During our last article, we mentioned that we knew there were time cards but that the Township has refused to produce them and only provided an electronic payroll record.

Presto, a sampling of time cards has been produced and one, in particular, has signatures on them that appear to be that of Bob Miller and his wife, Anna May Miller.

Can anyone explain whey the signed time card dates do not match the electronic payroll dates?

For example, the first recorded work time on the time card below is dated October 31, 2016, a Monday. The signed time cards reflect a week ending 11/06/16, which is a Sunday.

The electronic record reflects the last pay cycle in October as beginning October 20th and ending November 2nd.  The following pay cycle begins on November 3rd and ends on November 16th of 2016.  The time card simply says “week ending” but does not tell us what pay cycle that falls into.  We contend it fall’s into two pay cycles when comparing the dates.

The time card, best we can figure out, reflects hours worked but the totals don’t seem to match when you do the math.

  • 10/31 – 8 hrs -10 minutes actual math figures – 8 hrs regular pay and 45 minutes overtime documented for pay. (35 minutes of extra overtime not shown on time card) 
  • 11/01/16 – 4 hrs -30 minutes actual math figures – 4 hours regular pay 4 hours Paid Time Off documented for pay. (30 minutes regular pay not recorded) 
  • 11/02/16 – 7 hrs -10 minutes actual math figures – 7 hours regular pay, 1 hr Paid Time Off documented for pay. (10 minutes regular pay not recorded) 
  • 11/03/16 – 8 hrs actual math figures – 8 hours regular pay, 30 minutes overtime documented for pay. (30 minutes of extra overtime not shown on time card) 
  • 11/04/16 – 8 hrs -30 minutes actual math figures – 8 hours regular pay, 1 hour overtime documented for pay. (1 hour overtime paid yet only 30 minutes overtime shown on time card.)  
  • 11/05/16 – 5 hrs – 30 minutes actual math figures – 5 hours & 30 minutes regular pay and 1 hour of overtime. (1 hour extra overtime even though no 8 hours worked) 
  • The final total line shows only 8 hours regular time and 7.7 hours of overtime. 

Considering there were not 40 hrs of regular hours worked there should not be any overtime paid according to the policy.    

What was she really paid in relation to the time card?

Comparing the above to the electronic version of the payroll, which covers two cycles to fit in the same dates, makes us wonder if one of these records have been produced after things started getting exposed?

With such an overlapping pay cycle discrepancy we have no way of knowing what was actually paid during this time as the time card does not match the date parameters in the electronic report.

This is yet another example of why a forensic audit needs to take place.  Considering such funds were in the budget of the Highway Department we wonder if this is why the board voted no and ensured the truth would not come out?

Stay tuned for the Son-in-Law time cards for the same period!

Signed Time Card: 


Electronic Payroll for the same period. 

Anna May Pay November records

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  • NiteCat
    Posted at 16:00h, 29 May

    If this is going on in Algonquin Township, who’s to say things like this aren’t occuring statewide? Maybe we need Open the Books to fan out across the state and take a look? You know our elected local representatives won’t. Look how many school districts alone have over taxed & funded their reserve accounts to circumvent the need for asking the taxpayers approval. The HS district I live in has been spending like drunken sailors for almost 10 years.

  • Jannie
    Posted at 16:03h, 29 May

    Interesting – I find it unusual that a direct relative would be allowed to be the supervisior. Other, when I worked for a private company in a clerical spot. My first day I punched in early (I had no expectations of overtime – I was there & figured I would start). Later that day I was told that I had to punch in at 8 & punch out at 5 otherwise they would have to pay overtime – I suppose because at the end it would total more than 40 hrs. This person seems to have been on a very flexible schedule with no restrictions.

    • Stan
      Posted at 09:13h, 31 May

      As I see it, the employee is filling out her own time card. There is no clock punch. Then her husband is verifying and signing off on it. Not good.

  • Ang
    Posted at 23:53h, 29 May

    Hah! I love how they coughed up the records after they were publicly embarrassed for originally not doing so. Good work Watchdogs.

    I recently read a news article that was written about the Edgar County Watchdogs and in the article, there was a mild critique about nitpicking “minutiae.” I disagree. You see, you know how police leaders have pushed the notion of Broken Windows Policing, where small instances of neighborhood disorder are thought to be gateways to further criminal decay? Let’s apply that concept to government corruption, shall we? First, it’s shenanigans with timecards and gift cards, but these may merely be gateway offenses that then lead all the way up to…well…how many former corrupt Illinois officials are in the slammer? Gee, you lose track after a while. I’ve lost count.

    So first it’s timecards and vacations, but next it might become total corruption and graft at a higher level!

    So nitpick even that “minutiae.” It’s a gateway to even worse behavior. If these people are stopped in their tracks at the local level, maybe they won’t pursue higher office in the future due to lack of confidence from the community. And that would be a good thing.

    Keep barking. Great work. I hope lots of donations pour in. The donations will pay for themselves in taxpayer money no longer wasted through misuse. Algonquin, send those two fine fellows some donations to keep their good work funded.

  • D Unce
    Posted at 07:32h, 30 May

    You can fool some of the people some of the time!

  • Danni smith
    Posted at 07:45h, 30 May

    hmmm, wonder if people will start leaving illinois?

  • Danni smith
    Posted at 07:46h, 30 May

    hmmm…wonder if taxpaying people will start leaving illinois?