Town of Gordon Investigation
In late July of 2022, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was contacted by members of the Gordon Good Neighbors Days Volunteer Committee about what the committee believed were financial irregularities surrounding the 2022 event, as well as the theft or missing funds from the 2021 event.
The committee received from the town on Oct 3rd what they were told were the final numbers from the 2022 event. The committee knew that some of the numbers were wrong.
The Sheriff's Office opened an official investigation into the matter at that time and began obtaining financial documents by subpoena. During the investigation, a matter came up with the Gordon-Wascott Transfer Station the Office believed needed immediate attention, as it involved a town board member.
A search warrant was served at the Gordon-Wascott Transfer Station on February 21, 2023. Documents and evidence were collected. Another search warrant, planned prior to the Transfer Station issue, was served at the Gordon Town Hall on Friday February 24. Additional documents and items were collected.
The Sheriff's Office has been in constant contact with the Douglas County District Attorney's Office during the course of the investigation. No other law enforcement agencies are involved at this time. As it is an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff's Office will have no further public comment at this time.