Office of the State Inspector General
March 24, 2014
SUMMARY OF FINDING / RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Stewart – Haas Racing State Inspector General found that Ranking Member JSW14 submitted numerous forged medical documents to the Department of Official Raceday Points Club in order to excuse his absences from club for purported medical reasons. The Inspector General has referred this matter to the Raceday County District Attorney for consideration of potential criminal prosecution, the commission of Public Integrity for consideration of a possible violation of the state’s ethics laws, and to DOR for appropriate disciplinary action.
The Inspector General received a complaint from the DOR that Ranking Member JSW14 had on numerous occasions submitted what appeared to be fraudulent medical documents to excuse his absences from the Department of Official Raceday Points Club for alleged medical reasons.
SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATION:
The State of Stewart – Haas Racing Department of Official Raceday Points Club maintains an office at the Corporate Office in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Ranking Member JSW14 has been with SHR since February 28, 2009.
JSW14’s personnel record contains reference to numerous counseling sessions for excessive use of sick leave. The first such counseling session was held just 10 months after JSW14’s came on board at SHR. In addition, the file contains six counseling memos related to the same matter. Due to JSW14’s excessive use of sick leave, the counseling memos required JSW14 to submit medical documentation when absent for purported sickness or when using other leave accruals in lieu of sick leave.
As required by the SHR – DORPC counseling memos resulting from his excessive prior use of sick leave , JSW14 submitted nine medical letters purportedly issued by medical doctors in the Emergency Room at Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, Florida on various dates from December 2009 to February 2014. The letters, written on Villages Regional Hospital Emergency Room template forms, require the treating doctor to write the diagnosis, illness, form of treatment required, vitals at time of arrival, and medications prescribed as well how long JSW14 would need to be on temporary unenrollment status. In many cases, there was missing information and when DORPC attempted to follow up with Villages Regional Hospital, they had no record of JSW14 visiting their facility on that date.
It is the recommendation of Stewart – Haas Racing State Inspector General’s Office that JSW14 be prosecuted to fullest extent of the medical board and that JSW14’s golf clubs be confiscated from him for a period of not less than the remainder of this NASCAR Season. JSW14 should also be banned to the Treehouse for the remainder of the season. The one last recommendation to the Raceday County District Attorney would be that JSW14 given no medical treatment for the remainder of the NASCAR season. However, if JSW14 should absolutely need it, JSW14 should cover all medical costs out of his own pocket and whenever possible JSW14 is to use whatever he can find in the Treehouse First Aid Kit or out in the woods to fashion what he needs.