ODE Official Charged With Records Tampering

Dec 21, 2012

A former Ohio Department of Education official is charged with tampering with records and forgery involving high school diploma equivalency certifications.

The Ohio Inspector General's office says 41-year-old Kathleen Garner of Columbus resigned in August. The I-G launched an investigation in April after Department officials said Garner was suspected of issuing GED diploma certifications without necessary backup documentation. Authorities say she issued questionable GEDs to her husband and other people including family members and friends.