Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Indictments Handed Down to Kiamichi Technology Center in Atoka Employees

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Indictments Handed Down to Kiamichi Technology Center in Atoka Employees

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Indictments were unsealed Monday against Three Kiamichi Technology Center employees, a former director and a board member for using school equipment for political purposes.

The multi-county grand jury issued the indictments against Atoka campus instructor Machele Leigh Callicoat, 37; student services/ adult coordinator Rebecca Ann Ward, 33; board member Norman Lewis Ranger, 52; public relations coordinator Chad Allen Hull, 43, and former Director Davey Joe Sutton, 51.

Sutton was also Ranger's campaign manager.

The indictments accuse the five of using school computers to print materials for Ranger's candidacy for the center's board of education.

Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, whose office administers the grand jury, said all five face one count of conspiracy against the state.

In addition, Ranger, Hull and Ward face four counts of computer crimes, Callicoat one.

Callicoat, Ranger, Hull and Ward are also accused of one count of embezzlement.

It is alleged that the accused offenses occurred last December and January.

The indictment says that in December Hull's wife, an unindicted conspirator, used a Department of Human Services computer to create a flyer supporting Ranger's candidacy for the career-tech school board.

The indictment states that the resulting file was transmitted to Sutton, who provided it to Callicoat on a floppy disk. It is alleged that another file created on the DHS computer for the same purpose was transmitted by Sutton to Ranger. …

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