Previous workers agree to pay back again Columbus Zoo for misused funds

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its previous main economic officer have attained an settlement to repay the zoo right after he and other executives were observed to have misused zoo methods, resulting in hundreds of 1000’s of bucks in losses for the taxpayer-supported nonprofit. 

Previous zoo CFO Greg Bell has agreed to repay the zoo $132,000, board Chairman Keith Shumate explained. The board accredited the settlement with Bell at a particular assembly Wednesday, Shumate claimed. 

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Bell and former zoo CEO Tom Stalf resigned in March of final calendar year right after Dispatch reporting unveiled the two males allowed their family to are living in zoo-owned qualities at underneath-market place rents, and sought tickets and suites to concert events and entertainment functions — assets intended for web hosting zoo supporters and creating donor relations — for them selves and their household customers.