Last week we discovered something that raised our eyebrows -- and it came during a court hearing set up to consider the early release of Edward Williams, the Copley Township father of Akron school mom figure Kelley Williams-Bolar.
Prosecutors opposing early release noted a phone conversation between the two discovered their plans to open a day care facility and a group home on his Copley Township property -- with a business plan targeting possibly tapping taxpayer money. At the time of the call, Williams-Bolar was still in trouble for falsifying documents; her father was heading from jail to prison with a one-year sentence for fraud.
A CD containing that phone conversation was provided by the Summit County Prosecutor's Office at our request. It sounds like Williams is talking to someone other than Kelley Williams-Bolar for the first half of the call. There are verbal cues, such as, "I told Kelley ... " or "Kelley wants to talk to you." Later he says, "Kelley, Kelley."
"When you get the group home, you just tell them you're going to hire people with a four year degree," said Williams. "Don't put nobody's name on there because we might be firing people all the time and you don't have to have your degree."
Williams is offering those instructions, saying that they'll worry about who to hire when it's time to open.
Approval from the Department of Job and Family Services is necessary if you plan to take any public money as payment for services. Prosecutors portrayed the conversation as a "plot" to take taxpayer money "through a scam."
**NOTE: May contain language offensive to some listeners
At one point in the conversation, you'll notice a similarity between Williams and his daughter, who got in trouble for falsifying documents, including using her father's address on official government documents as if it was her address. Williams mentions in the phone chat to the unidentified person that he's going to change his address to a post office box.
The second part of the conversation (embedded below) features Kelley Williams-Bolar offering her opinion on getting the new business venture off the ground.
**NOTE: May contain language offensive to some listeners.
Williams must have called at a bad time. As he's trying to explain how to handle some legal affairs and get the day care center started as he awaits prison time, he's told to "hang on," as we can clearly hear an order being placed at McDonald's.