Some might say this former official should get unemployment benefits based on a technicality. Others are calling him an outright liar.
Gene Mayo, former sheriff of Hood County, TX is claiming he’s due unemployment benefits because he was fired from his previous job.
Although he wrote “fired from job” on his application, lawyers from the Texas Association of Counties claim the ex-sheriff is attempting to cheat the system because he initially described his losing bid for re-election as a “termination.”
“When you are elected, you are elected for a certain amount of time,” said spokeswoman Elna Christopher. “That term ended.”
Roger Deeds, Mayo’s successor as Hood County sheriff, claimed he was surprised to see the unemployment claim. According to the county’s personnel director, the application is still being considered for approval.