A local businessman’s $6 thousand 2012 property tax payment check has apparently gone missing, Town of Jonesboro’s District B Alderwoman Renee Stringer said at today’s Noon special called meeting of the town’s Board of Aldermen.
Said Stringer, “I got a call yesterday evening from a business in town that came and paid their taxes around January 3rd, and they paid over $6 thousand. They received a call from one of your (mayor Thompson’s) employees, and asked that – this was later in the month – and they said they had mailed his check back to him, and that if he would, when he received his check back, to call, and they would come get it and pick it back up and apply it toward his taxes.”
Stringer went on, “Once that call was received, he tried to contact you (Thompson) – he’s tried repeatedly, he can’t get through to you. The check’s never gone back through his bank. He’s never gotten the check back in the mail.”
For his part, Thompson denied knowing about the issue.
Said Thompson, “I haven’t heard anything about it, but I’ll…”
Stringer asked the mayor to do what he could, because, “a $6 thousand check floating around is a problem.”
Additional reporting tomorrow.