Ocean City Today

Search continues for missing funds

Pines employees volunteer for polygraph tests to clear suspicion and speculation
By Josh Davis | Feb 08, 2018

(Feb. 9, 2018) An investigation continues into missing funds at the Ocean Pines Administration building, first reported in this paper last September.

An employee in the payroll department in the administration building confirmed this week that she and another employee took a polygraph test related to the investigation on Monday.

“I voluntarily took the voice stress polygraph test to put an end to the false accusations circulating Ocean Pines concerning the missing money,” the employee said. The employee added that the pair were weary of feeling like suspects and sought to clear their names.

Ocean Pines General Manager John Bailey said Tuesday the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations is handling the investigation and performed the tests.

“I don’t know that anybody else is or has been [given a polygraph] at this point. They don’t tell me everything,” Bailey said, adding the investigation was “totally with WCBI.”

Lt. Edward C. Schreier with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, reached on Tuesday, could not comment.

“We do not disclose, talk about, or elaborate upon any investigation that may be ongoing within the office. It would be unprofessional,” he said. “We do not comment on ongoing investigations.”

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