Calhoun County veterans administrator quits over misconduct probe

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CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — Calhoun County’s Veterans Affairs Office director resigned Monday upon being informed of a woman’s complaint against him.

On Monday morning, Scott Losey met with County Administrator Kelli Scott and was told that the county had completed an internal investigation stemming from a complaint it received Dec. 28 about veterans benefits assistance that he rendered.

Losey then resigned effective immediately.

He had been on administrative leave since last Monday.

Scott told FOX 17 NEWS that the complaint came from a veteran’s widow who said she went to Losey for assistance filing survivor benefits for her husband who had died. She said Losey convinced her to pay him $200 as part of what he said was an agreement that he had with the woman’s deceased husband.

Scott said Losey told county officials that he planned to return to the check, which he said was a voluntary donation.

Scott said the county plans to forward the complaint to police for possible criminal charges.

 

 

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