The problem with covering the typical Penn-Delco School District scandal is that I run out of space in the newspaper. The latest arrest of former school-board vice president John Green this week was no different. I didn’t have space to tell you about the flowers. That's what blogs are for.
Green, who is charged with stealing money from the Sun Valley Sportsters, a booster club for female athletes where he served as treasurer, had claimed that he was merely reimbursing himself for money he advanced to the club when he wrote checks from the club to his personal bank account. In some instances, that might be true. In others, it’s clearly not, according to county detectives.
What I find interesting is that Green allegedly paid $1,961.95 to Blair’s Florist to cover expenses billed to his “personal account,” according to the criminal complaint. That’s in addition to the Sportsters expenses. The club throws a banquet and awards ceremony for members at the end of the school year.
I’m not a forensic accountant, but does anyone else find it unusual that a school-board member would be purchasing $2,000 worth of flowers for personal reasons?