Tag Archives | Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner

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New home for Inyo County Wellness Center

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Wellness Center will have a new, permanent home by late spring, a single-story home on Central Avenue in Bishop. The Board of Supervisors directed staff to go ahead with the $290,978 purchase at last Tuesday’s meeting with funding from a Mental Health Services Act grant for capital improvements. “It was […]

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Officials respond to fears over senior meal changes

A meal and someone to share it with – dozens of Inyo County senior citizens look forward to that every day when they go to the closest senior citizen center and have lunch. So when County officials started to work on what they call Service Redesign, to try to save money, word spread that lunches […]

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Inyo Supervisors discuss homeless issue

The local problem of homeless people in Inyo County came up when the temperature went down. Local groups confirmed that they do what they can for the homeless with food, temporary motel rooms and camping supplies. Many of these same groups formed what’s called a state-sanctioned Consortium of Care. When they met this week, the […]

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Government shutdown to hurt most needy

If Congress fails to resolve the government shutdown this month, funding for food stamps and the Women, Infants and Children program in Inyo County will suffer. Senior citizen programs could as well. Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner told the Inyo Supervisors that 989 households in Inyo would not receive food stamp funding if […]

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Officials respond to questions about embezzlement

How did someone manage to steal more than $1.5 million in welfare funds in Inyo County, undetected for eight years? The District Attorney alleges Inyo’s Social Services Supervisor Dawndee Rossy conspired with her husband Ken to commit that crime. Director of Health and Human Services, Jean Turner, maintains that there were many safeguards in place. […]

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Rossys arrested in welfare embezzlement case

  The Inyo District Attorney has filed 44 felony charges against former Inyo Health and Human Services Supervisor Dawndee Rossy and her husband Kenneth Rossy in connection with the reported embezzlement of welfare funds. The Rossys were booked into the Inyo County jail Thursday afternoon on numerous charges. They were being held on $500,000 bail […]

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No word yet on embezzlement

Two months ago, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter revealed that his Department and the Inyo District Attorney had launched an investigation into what they believed was an embezzlement of funds from the Inyo Welfare Office in Bishop. On February 21st, Chief Carter said his officers had concluded their investigation and would submit it to the […]

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Bishop Police Chief says embezzlement investigation complete

On January 22nd, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter revealed that his Department and the District Attorney’s Office had launched an investigation into an apparent embezzlement of funds within the Inyo County Welfare Office in Bishop. Now, the Chief says his Department’s investigation is “at a point of conclusion as far as what we can do. […]

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“Substantial amount of money” embezzled from Welfare office

Earlier this week, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter confirmed that his officers are investigating the suspected theft of public funds from the Inyo County Welfare Office in Bishop. Now, Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner has issued a press release to say employees detected irregularities and that a “substantial amount of money” was taken. […]

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