St. Joseph County launching an investigation into the DuComb Center

NOW: St. Joseph County launching an investigation into the DuComb Center

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - St. Joseph County is launching an investigation into the DuComb Center, a facility dedicated to helping former inmates return to society.

The county commission alleges issues there include inadequate staffing, no-show jobs, overtime abuse, and more.

This investigation centers around South Bend Councilwoman, Sharon Mcbride.

She's the Director of the DuComb Center, where her mother works and made six figures, earning more than $45,000 in overtime pay.

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners released a statement today saying they are investigating this along with other issues like short staffing, ghost employment, lack of training, failure to follow county policies, failure to follow chain of command, and failure to follow workers compensation.

Commissioners questioned McBride about these concerns at a Tuesday meeting.

She says she wasn't given enough time to review the accusations.

“This is unfair, and this is a public shaming that I am a black female woman, one of four in the state of Indiana and only one in the county, and to have this type of meeting in a public setting and it's very embarrassing," said McBride.

The board of commissioners is now urging anyone with any information to come forward.

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