Former Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin looks back at his wife after he was sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Bill Lackey/Staff
NEW CARLISLE —
Former Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin has been diagnosed with a pathological gambling addiction, which records show led him to visit Ohio casinos nearly every day in the second half of 2014, betting hundreds of thousands of dollars and losing at least $45,000 last year alone.
Investigation records obtained by the Springfield News-Sun shed new light on the depth of Martin’s gambling problems. The same week he was sentenced to six months in jail for stealing from the district to fund his addiction, the state launched a new campaign to combat problem gambling.
I-Team Reporter Katie Wedell has investigated former Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin’s thefts since he was first placed on leave in December, including stories digging into gambling addictions and his falsified mileage reports.
By the numbers
$225,000: Total amount Brad Martin bet at Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon in 2014, according to casino records
$17,000: Amount Martin lost at the Lebanon racino
$28,000: Amount Martin lost at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway from October to December 2014.
$24,000: Salary Martin was ordered to pay back to Tecumseh schools for the 300 hours he spent at casinos when he was supposed to be at work.
Learn more about the “Be the 95 percent” campaign by visiting the95percent.org.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling problem, the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline is free, confidential and available 24-hours a day.