TDC members sound off on state subpoenas (VIDEO)

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM.

“I’d be more than happy to testify,” Houchins said. “I would have been there (Monday), but ... I was told there was no reason to go to a public flogging.”

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Houchins said she is angry that TDC members are being held accountable for Bellinger’s thefts when no county employees have been disciplined in connection with the fraud scheme.

The TDC was an advisory panel that didn’t have the authority to sign checks and never saw invoices for Bellinger’s purchases, she said.

“It was all processed through the Clerk of Court,” Houchins said. “Whoever over there who has been assigned that authority should be gone or held accountable.”

Fort Walton Beach City Councilman Bobby Nabors, who has served on the TDC for almost four years, shared Houchins’ frustration.

He said he didn’t attend the Auditing Committee’s hearing because he wasn’t “directly asked” to go.



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