MADISON CO., IL. (ECWd) -
Madison County Board member Michael Parkinson claimed IT Director, Rob Dorman, "purchased tobacco and rolling papers" using a county credit card during a Chicago area conference earlier this year.
We looked into his claim and found there was absolutely no purchase of rolling papers.
There was, however, a $34.73 purchase on May 5th for tobacco. We found the Madison County Auditor confirmed the charge was reversed (refunded) on May 9th, well before the credit card bill arrived at the county. The Auditor's May 16th handwritten note explained the charge was reversed because "customer used wrong card."
Let's hope double dipper Parkinson performs better as an on-duty Granite City Police Officer than as a board member.