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BOE worker charged with theft

Staff Report

Troy Police arrested a Pike County man Monday in connection with the theft or thefts of 10 central air conditioning units from the Pike County Board of Education.

According to information released by Chief Anthony Everage, Timothy Dwayne Spivey, 43, was charged with theft first degree in connection with these incidents.

Spivey was the maintenance supervisor for the Pike County Board of Education until his arrest Monday.

He is alleged to have ordered the air conditioning units and billed them to the Pike County Board of Education to later be sold through the air conditioning business he owns and operates in Troy.

Dr. John Key, superintendent of the Pike County School System, said this matter has been turned over to the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts who recommended the BOE notify the district attorney.

"They (district attorney’s office) recommended we notify the (Troy) city police, which we did," Key said. "And, it’s being investigated currently. And under advice of our counsel, it would be inappropriate to make any further comments while the matter is still under investigation."

According to Everage, the alleged theft(s) were reported to the TPD by the Pike County Board of Education last week. The case remains under investigation by the Troy Police Department.

Everage said more charges may be forthcoming after a complete and thorough investigation has been completed. Spivey was transferred to county jail Monday under a $5,000 bond.