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Iroquois County Board to Decide Whether to Have More Staff Computers Examined

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board plans to continue discussions Thursday on whether to spend up to $5,650 to have a forensic expert examine all computers used by ex-employees of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department.

The board is considering hiring computer forensic expert Andrew Garrett of Decatur-based Garrett Discovery Inc. to do the work as the next step in preparation for possibly asking State’s Attorney Jim Devine to prosecute some former health department employees.

Garrett has already examined five computers used by former health department managers. He delivered a report to the board last month that revealed that three former officials in the health department used their work computers for “personal use and gain and possibly illegal and unethical activities” at least 70 percent of the time they were on them.

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