CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has learned an employee of United Way of Greater Cleveland has been fired after allegations surfaced about the misuse of funds.
According to a police report, Mark Hogan, the former Vice President of Information Technology at the United Way, was fired Oct. 2.
The report, which was filed earlier this month, states Hogan used various credit assets for personal use.
The allegations also state that items were found on eBay that were United Way equipment allegedly taken by Hogan and sold. Hogan has not been charged.
We asked Hogan to discuss the allegations but he declined.
Bill Kitson, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland, said as soon as they discovered the apparent misuse of funds they launched an internal investigation.
“As a result, we have terminated an employee and we have turned our findings over to law enforcement authorities,” Kitson said. “Stewardship of the money we receive through donations and fundraising efforts is our highest priority, so we are shocked and disappointed that this happened.
It is unknown how long the investigation will take.