Children’s Services director terminated


By Melanie Yingst - Miami Valley Today



MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Children’s Services executive director has been fired, according to its board president.

Board president John Bosse said June Cannon was initially placed on administrative leave on Friday following a Miami County Sheriff’s Office investigation and search warrant conducted at the organization’s offices at the Hobart Center for Government on Friday. Bosse confirmed Wednesday that Cannon was terminated from the position on Tuesday morning following an executive session with the board.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office received information alleging possible fraud and/or theft involving mileage reimbursement claims, questionable credit card reimbursements, and time worked, all involving Cannon. The investigation began last August, according to Sheriff David Duchak. At that time, the investigation was assigned to the detective section. The investigation culminated last Friday with a search warrant being served at the Miami County Children’s Services offices. Items consisting primarily of receipts, documents and ledgers were seized by detectives.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are conferring with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office this week on charges, according to the press release.

Bosse said Cannon has served as the executive director since April 13, 1998. He said her replacement hasn’t been named yet. Bosse said he could not comment further due to the ongoing investigation.

“There are a lot of good employees that do a lot of good work in that office,” said Bosse, who has served as the board president for more than four years.

The Miami County Commissioners appoint community members to serve on the board of directors of Miami County Children’s Services.

By Melanie Yingst

Miami Valley Today

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@aimmediamidwest.com