Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) -
After considerable delay, the FOIA request for copies of the fuel sales sheets were provided to us. Just as we had been informed of, Charity Murphy had charged boat fuel to her campsite (this was prior to screwing the taxpayers out of the annual campsite rental fees) on May 5, 2015.
Park Security, Mike Church, was the person in charge of the fuel pump at the time and should be held accountable.
Just so we get this straight for you: At the same time she is setting up her own employees for failure, she is stealing from the Park District that employs her. I say stealing because it is stealing when she obtained park district fuel without paying for it. Just think about this for a minute - the majority of the board were ignorant enough to give her two pay raises this year, and it would not surprise me if they try and give her free fuel as an additional "incentive' and as a reward for breaking the law now that we have outed her disgraceful ways.
Charging boat fuel to her campsite is a crime and is a violation of the following:
- Park District Policy
Nothing in park district policy allows any campsite renter to charge fuel to their campsite.
- Illinois Constitution, Article VIII, Section 1(a):
(a) Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes.
- Park District Code
This relates to the Mandamus letter that was sent earlier this year. She was certainly made aware of it. She violated Park District Code (70ILCS 1205/4-6)
Sec. 4-6. No member of the board of any park district, nor any person, whether in the employ of said board or otherwise, shall have power to create any debt, obligation, claim or liability, for or on account of said park district, or the monies or property of the same, except with the express authority of said board conferred at a meeting thereof and duly recorded in a record of its proceedings.
- Illinois Criminal Code, Official Misconduct
Official Misconduct (a)(2) Knowingly performs an act which he knows he is forbidden by law to do so.
She knew this was wrong especially after receiving the latter earlier this year.
Official Misconduct (a)(3) With intent to obtain a personal advantage for himself or another, he performs an act in excess of his lawful authority.
This doesn’t say she has to KNOW what she is doing is wrong. Just that she did do it to obtain an advantage. It was certainly to her advantage, as she was never allowed to charge fuel before. Other campsites are not allowed to charge fuel to the campsite. The only people [currently] "allowed" to charge are adjoining property dock lessees! – and even that policy violates the Constitution and the Park District Code, and needs to be changed to disallow any charging of any fuel for any reason.
- Illinois Criminal Code, theft of government property
Theft 720 ILCS 5/16-1 (a) A person commits theft when he or she knowingly:
1.) Obtains or exerts unauthorized control over property of the owner;
(1.1) Theft of property not from the person and not exceeding $500 in value is a Class 4 Felony if the theft was committed in a school or place of worship or if the theft was of government property.
She should take herself to the Sheriff Department and file a criminal complaint on herself, after getting PDRMA to assist her in writing the complaint against herself.