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Former superintendent talks of gambing addiction in treatment center video
BY JOSHUA RICHARDSON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH 2016
Former Tecumseh Local Schools Superintendent Brad Martin stands trial last year on a theft in office charge.
NEW CARLISLE -- The former superintendent of Tecumseh Local School District, who was fired and charged for theft in office, has released a video of him discussing his addiction to gambling.
Brad Martin was accused of spending 307 scheduled work hours at casinos, usually playing slot machines, as well as 121 hours of driving to and from casinos. The audit found that Martin was paid $24,550 for time he didn't work, between Oct. 10, 2012, through Dec. 11, 2014.
Martin was sentenced to 180 days in the Clark County Jail, plus five years of community control and financial restitution. In all, Martin is required to repay $34,739 to the district. He also must pay $9,000 for the state's audit, which was prompted by the theft. Martin told the judge he will voluntarily give up the interest in his teaching retirement account, about $44,800, which will go toward restitution.
Martin was allowed to leave jail during his term to attend gambling treatment sessions.
The video was posted on a treatment center's YouTube page. Martin discusses the toll that gambling had on his personal and professional life.
"There's not too many people think that gambling is an issue. They think, well, you can stop. No, it's not that easy. Like, when I got in there, I'm telling you right now, I could go 18-20 hours without stopping," Martin said in the video.