Updated: Thursday, 21 Jul 2011, 8:44 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 24 Feb 2011, 5:57 PM EST
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Norfolk Community Services Board (CSB) worker who was paid for more than 12 years without showing up to work is speaking out against the allegations for the first time.
For more than 12 years, Jill McGlone made $319,000 working at the Norfolk CSB without showing up for work.
She's now speaking out against the allegations in the form of two letters.
One is addressed to Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones and the other to the new head of the Norfolk CSB, Maureen Womack, who fired McGlone when she discovered what was going on.
Our source who provided the letters was laughing about how a person who got paid 12 years without working would have the nerve to ask for unemployment benefits.
Jill McGlone has said nothing publicly about getting paid 12 years without ever showing up for work. However, in a February 16 letter to Marcus Jones, McGlone addresses what she calls her "wrongful termination" and "denial of unemployment benefits" from the Norfolk CSB.
In the letter McGlone said since the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney failed to find enough evidence to prosecute and since the FBI has not brought any charges, McGlone asked Jones, how did her termination take place legally?
She wrote, "The denial of my unemployment benefits, the wrongful termination of my employment, and the refusal to allow me to draw down the money in my retirement are issues needed for discussion."
Issues for a woman who collected about $320,000 over 12 years without stepping foot in the CSB office where she worked as an Office Assistant.
The State Unemployment Compensation Board denied her unemployment benefits because she wasn't entitled to it under the bizarre circumstances.
No one ever answers McGlone's door, and we asked a neighbor what he thinks of his "pay for no work" neighbor. We asked him, "She's accused of being paid for 12 years of work, but never showed up for work. How do you feel about that?" The man who did not give his name before ducking into his home responded, "I have no comment on that...I have to live with them...eventually they will have to come out of the house."
McGlone also blames race for her situation in the letter to Marcus Jones, "The racially motivated discriminatory elements surrounding the false allegations brought against me violated my civil rights." She mentions a likely lawsuit due to the "moral devastation that publicly took place to my family. My family and I suffered greatly."
Jill McGlone was suspended in 1998 for revealing confidential medical information. Why she kept getting paid with benefits has sadly remained unexplained.
Marcus Jones is not the source of the letters, nor is Maureen Womack, and neither had comment on McGlone's story.
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