2014

Ending a four-month controversy, the Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to lay off council on aging director Roger Wey.

The decision will be effective June 30.

Mr. Wey has been on paid administrative leave since February.

Although there was no personal gain, director Roger Wey may have violated more than one state law in his handling of the Quilting Fund, a special report released this week found. Mr. Wey remains on paid leave.

Three months after senior center director Roger Wey was placed on paid leave, an auditor hired to investigate the financial activities of the council on aging has issued a report which has not been made public.

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted 4-0 with one abstention to hire outside experts after a police investigation of Roger Wey, director of the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging, did not find probable cause to bring criminal charges against him.
Oak Bluffs selectmen voted to request a police investigation regarding the financial activities of the Oak Bluffs senior center and its director, Roger Wey. After three weeks of investigating, police made a decision to close the case for now.
The town is taking steps to clarify procedures for outside donations to the town. Meanwhile, council director Roger Wey remains on paid administrative leave after the discovery of a fund affiliated with the town that was being handled outside the town treasury.

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