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Texas county official wants resignations after $525K scam


December 19, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The top elected official in a South Texas county is calling for the resignation of two officials for failing to protect the county from an electronic payment scam that cost it more than $525,000.

An outside review determined that no individual Galveston County employee was to blame for the loss of money. But Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said Monday that auditor Randall Rice and purchasing agent Rufus Crowder should be held responsible.

Henry acknowledged that he doesn't have the authority to force Rice and Crowder out of their positions, but he called on their...

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