Is it just an oversight or something more ? That's the question being asked in Storey County after several "red flags" were spotted during a recent review of sheriff's department time cards. Sheriff Gerald Antinoro calls it a non-issue.
"It astounds me how out of proportion things can get," Antinoro told News 4.
The issue sufaced when Storey County Comptroller Hugh Gallagher spotted what he called several irregularities during a review of sheriff's department time cards. Gallagher told news 4: "I've got some concerns."
Those concerns may involve a deputy who, sources tell News 4, was signed in on his time card and being paid while he was actually on vacation in Colorado.
Sheriff Antinoro would only say there was a deputy who used flex time, or extra hours he had worked, to clock in even though he wasn't working at the time.
"I don't know where the deputy was who was off but I do know that he got his flex time on the books," said Antinoro.
Whatever the issue is, Storey County District Attorney Bill Maddox says it doesn't appear any laws have been broken. But whether flex time is being abused and whether that's a violation of county policy is less clear at this point.
Storey County Comptroller Hugh Gallagher says they are working to get the situation ironed out internally.
Gallagher says until it is resolved he won't release specific information about the case. Sheriff Antinoro did tell News 4 the deputy involved was not disciplined in any way. But he says the problem has been corrected.