According to court documents filed in Chattooga County, Derry Richardson has admitted to taking some $600,000 from the Floyd County School System where he had been working as a Maintenance Director. Richardson confessed during a police interview, that he had been obtaining property from outside supply companies, and then converting it to his own use.
Reportedly, Richardson told law enforcement officials the thefts occurred in part – when he obtained appliances from City Electric, valued between $25,000 and $30,000, to furnish his newly constructed home on River Bluff Drive; according to the documents, Richardson said that in order to cover up the actions, City Electric Manager, Mitch Anderson, would invoice the Floyd County Board of Education and change the description of the items actually being purchased, to something else, which the Board would not question.
Richardson went on to say, that Board of Education funds were used, in the construction of the home and a new pool house, currently under construction on the property.
He also alleged that he had contacts at Johnson Controls, where he had previously worked – and would receive kickbacks from sub-contractor Steve Bevill, with Bevill inflating the cost of labor, then writing a check to Dwayne Richardson – who would in turn funnel the money back to his brother – Derry Richardson.
Those documents also stated that Richardson had taken a GoPro Camera, a Toshiba laptop computer and others items belonging to the school system; it was also revealed that he had invested in stocks using school system funds.
As of yet, no one has been criminally charged in connection with the case however Dwayne Richardson, Steve Bevill and Mitch Anderson along with a number of others have now been named as defendants in the case.