School theft suspect told to stay away from casino PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID DUPONT, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:59
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Eric Whitson (right) appears in Perrysburg Municipal Court. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG - A former Perrysburg school employee facing theft charges was told to stay away from gambling as an additional condition of his bond Thursday.
Eric Whitson, who is facing two charges of theft, was in Perrysburg Municipal Court before Judge Molly Mack.
Whitson, 30, agreed to waive his preliminary hearing. The case now goes to the Wood County grand jury.
Prosecuting Attorney Tom Matuszak said that the county has 60 days to present the case to the grand jury.
Mack agreed to add a condition to Whitson's bond that he "have no contact with Hollywood Casino or any other location where games of chance are played."
Already as a condition of his $80,000 bond Whitson cannot leave Wood County, have no contact with anyone from the Perrysburg School district, not enter the district's property and nor have contact with either the Bowling Green High Athletic Boosters nor the Northwest Ohio Leukemia Foundation.
Whitson was arrested last week as part of an investigation of money missing from the BG boosters club. He has worked in the Perrysburg school treasurer's office since 2004 where he handled accounts receivable and student activity accounts.
Whitson allegedly wrote two checks totaling about $80,000 on Feb. 28 from the Perrysburg school district to the BG athletic boosters. He was treasurer of the BG boosters group for several years.
He faces up to 18 months in prison on each of the theft charges.

 

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