The Meck Deck’s Jeff Taylor posted a short item titled "What is DSS spending our money on?" about Charlotte attorney Tom Ashcraft asking: Which local non-profits and churches are getting funds from DSS?
According to Jeff, the answer Tom received was a 1311-page, non-responsive data dump of all vendors receiving funds.
Now a data dump can be fun and in some case, with bunch of numbers and names and a computer you can dig just a little deeper. I swear I’m not a computer geek, or hacker but when I smell a rat, I can start digging.
I scanned the massive, and I mean massive list containting endless entries of meaningless numbers and names.
I saw something odd.
$67,102.62 was paid to “TTips For You, LLC” over the course of a year.
Odd name, required a little checking.
So at the North Carolina Secretary of State Office I find that TTips is Pauline Cross.
Google Pauline Cross and I get:
Pauline Cross 301 Billingsley Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211. 704-353-1670; 704-353-1898 firstname.lastname@example.org
So the question that begs answering, who is Pauline Cross, what does she do at DSS, what is her connection to "Work First" and why is a company she owns being paid 67 thousand dollars?
I'm sure I missed something. I'm thinking she's a volunteer at DSS and they just let her use an email addy and phone number and maybe an office.
Sure that's it!