Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Audit: Matthews School District’s Resource Officer Owes School $1000

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2019 audit of Matthews Local School District, which details that the district’s resource officer, Michael Sheehy, stole $1,000 from the athletic department’s petty cash fund.


“Petty cash accounts are not personal ATMs,” Auditor Faber said. “Those funds belong to students and tax payers who deserve to be repaid.”


Sheehy was a township police officer from Vienna Township, which the district hired to be their resource officer.


Auditor Faber issued a finding for recovery for $1,000 against Sheehy and in favor of the district, since Sheehy has yet to make restitution for the theft.


A full copy of this audit report is available online.



The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.



Allie Dumski

Press Secretary

(614) -644-1111