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How many times during his tenure as sheriff did Sid Causey ask the New Hanover County commissioners for additional funds beyond his budget? What were the totals?

Sid Causey

Former New Hanover County sheriff Sid Causey. (StarNews file photo)

During Sid Causey’s tenure as New Hanover County sheriff, he asked for, and received, a total of $2,483,699 in additional funds from the county commissioners during a period of seven years. That money went toward paying rent, coughing up enough for salaries and fuel, or buying a wireless alarm, according to figures from New Hanover County’s budget office.

On June 7, 2004, Causey received $309,375 for the office’s administration building; on January 9, 2006, he got $53,176 to pay rent for the criminal investigation unit; on April 3, 2006, Causey got $125,000 for patrol cars; on April 18, 2006, he got $625,000 for vehicles; on June 19, 2006, he got $975,000 to fund a shortfall in salaries and fuel; on Dec. 4, 2006, he got $11,148 for a wireless alarm at the courthouse; on April 2, 2007, he got $385,000 for patrol cars. In September 2004, his funds were decreased by $128,750, county budget records show.

Sheriff Causey allocations (Excel spreadsheet)

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