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Mentor Plans to File Charges Against RCBOE’s Youngest Member, Calls for Him to Step Down


The woman who financed the transport business and campaign of Richmond County’s youngest school board trustee-elect plans to file charges against him for unauthorized use of her credit card and is also calling for him to step down from his board position.

Tyrique Robinson, 20, was unopposed Nov. 8 to represent the District 6 seat on the Richmond County Board of Education. The seat’s incumbent, A.K. Hasan, was drawn out of the district by state lawmakers during redistricting.

Businesswoman Melissa Oden said she took Robinson, the godson of a friend, under her wing and financed his transportation business, Dream Transportation LLC. A few months later, however, …

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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