John Morin, the manager of the Portland, Maine-area waste management nonprofit ecomaine, has been fired from his position and has been named in a search warrant for his alleged connection in a theft of more than $300,000.
According to reports in the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News, Morin was fired back in March for failing to follow regulations and procedures. A search warrant claims the investigation focuses on the use of temporary workers and ecomaine’s scrap metal businesses.
Police are investigating whether ecomaine was overbilled by a staffing agency and whether Morin violated employee policies. No charges have been filed.
Bangor Daily News has more information:
A manager of a Portland-area recycling facility has been fired and named in a search warrant in connection with the theft of more than $300,000.
The Portland Press Herald reports that John Morin was fired from ecomaine March 8 for “unexplained irregularities” at the Portland facility and failing to follow regulations and procedures.