Chagrin Solon Sun: Documents Reveal Arts Center Investigation Details
The Chagrin Solon Sun is reporting details on why Karen Prasser resigned as director of the Solon Center for the Arts.
Documents in Karen Prasser's personnel file reveal reasons for why she resigned as director the Solon Center for the Arts and shed light on the city's pending investigation under the fraud policy, reports the Chagrin Solon Sun.
The newspaper reports that in May that Finance Director Dennis Kennedy sent Prasser a memo detailing his concern about the arts center's accounting practices with Friends of the Solon Center for the Arts, a non-profit that fundraises for the SCA but is not affiliated with the city.
Prasser resigned in early September and days later the city announced it was investigating the arts center for "irregularities" under the fraud policy.
Other details reported by the newspaper, including information from an anonymous source, are:
- Mismanagement of employee timesheets.
- Use of city resources on non-city ventures, including a theatrical production at a local church.
- The friends organization was writing checks to arts center employees instead of to the city.