Janet Clerkin, who works in the Promotion and Tourism office, was also writing for the Syracuse Newspapers.
Johnson and Lyman caught her doing her Syracuse Newspaper job while on the taxpayer clock.
Ms. Clerkin allegedly phoned and emailed a church for a story she was working on. Because the calls and emails were coming from the county, the church assumed the story was for the county.
One call to the church lasted 90 minutes, according to the church's phone records, and the caller ID showed a Promotion and Tourism phone number.
Lyman and Johnson found out about it when, according to Johnson, the church thanked Lyman for all the time Ms. Clerkin devoted to the soon-to-be-written story.
That's when they did some investigating.
Clerkin sent a letter to the church in apology, but skimped on the amount of time and county resources she had spent.
We removed the name of the church and the details of what the story was about.
Ms. Clerkin obviously wasn't thinking about the embarrassment this would have caused Syracuse Newspapers had Johnson or Lyman gone to the press.
Today, with administrator Phil Church and chairman Kevin Gardner, employees can get away with anything. Cheating the taxpayers is something they aren't too concerned with.
It's a shame Johnson and Lyman are gone.