Attorney General charges Scranton school official for using public dollars for personal use

Attorney General charges Scranton school official for using public dollars for personal use

Scranton, PA

AG: Former Deputy Superintendent Billed SSD for Work on his Personal Vehicles

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced felony charges against the former Deputy Superintendent of Finance for the Scranton School District  for having the district allegedly pay for work done on his personal vehicles, part of a long-running investigation into corruption in the Scranton School District.

In September, Shapiro filed first-degree felony charges against Daniel Sansky, a former Scranton School District fleet manager, for overbilling and double-billing for work performed on district vehicles by his Auto Body Shop, Danny’s Auto Service.

Today, Gregg Sunday, 58, of North 12th Avenue, Scranton, was charged with conflict of interest after an investigation revealed the Scranton School District was paying for automobile work on his personal vehicles. Authorities say the investigation found that Sansky claimed to provide “free work” on Sunday’s vehicles, but then billed the school district for this work. The billing was then approved by Sunday in his capacity as Deputy Superintendent of Finance according to the Office of the Attorney General

An investigation by the Office of Attorney General and Pennsylvania State Police alleges that Sunday approved a total of $8,166.25 from 2014 to 2016 for repairs of Scranton School District vehicles that were actually made on vehicles belonging to Sunday and his family members.

“Greg Sunday violated the public’s trust, and I’m holding him accountable,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “Public officials must not abuse their position of authority, and with his actions, Greg Sunday did just that. This investigation is ongoing and, working with our partners in the Pennsylvania State Police, we’ll follow the facts and the evidence wherever they lead.”

“To the people of Scranton who have been calling out for an investigation, and for more transparency and honesty in their government – we heard you,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “Let me be very clear – this investigation is active and ongoing, and no one is above the law.”

Anyone with information to report related to this investigation is asked to call the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General at 610-631-5977 or the Pennsylvania State Police at 570-826-2314.

Sunday surrendered for arrest this morning to members of the Pennsylvania State Police and agents from the Office of Attorney General. This case will be prosecuted by Chief Deputy Attorney General Erik Olsen.

Sunday appeared before Magisterial District Judge Alyce Hailstone Farrell for arraignment today and waived his right to a preliminary hearing so the case with proceed to the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

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