I-TEAM: Complaints with Ohio AG accuse former Kettering Health CEO of abusing charitable funds

KETTERING — Complaints filed with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office outline allegations of abuse of charitable funds against former Kettering Health CEO Fred Manchur.

In the documents obtained Friday through a public records request, Manchur and Dave Weigley, former Kettering Health Board Chairman and current President of Columbia Union Conference, were accused of being “masterminds behind the abuse of charitable funds.”

Manchur and Weigley have been accused of using charitable funds to do things such as expense trips and pay the Ohio Conference of the Seventh Day Adventists to move Dayton. Manchur is also accused of using funds to remodel his home in Kettering.

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In a second complaint filed by someone claiming to have first hand knowledge and to be in communication with others who have first hand knowledge of how business was conducted, Manchur was accused of making decisions without bringing the topics to the Board of Directors. Such decisions include the recent decision to rebrand the network and the appointment of his son, Richard Manchur, as the President of Kettering Health Dayton.

“This did not go through board approval,” the complaint read.

Additionally, Manchur was accused of having the Chief Financial Officer “hide true finances at board meetings, not allowing true financials to be shown.” Board minutes were allegedly “manipulated” to look like some things went through to voting process.

The complaint also accuses Manchur of purchasing property “without board approval” and continuing to build “when the company is operating in the red.”

Manchur retired from his position on Dec. 31, 2022. Weigley is believed to have stepped down from his role as chair earlier this year.

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The I-Team reached out to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office about any active investigations into Manchur. They previously told us that “all information about investigations into charitable organizations is confidential, including whether or not an investigation exists.”

The I-Team reached out to Kettering Health Friday afternoon about the complaints and the provided the following organizational statement:

“In recent months, we became aware of allegations of impropriety at Kettering Health. The allegations do not involve the Kettering Health Foundation, and our investigation confirmed the same. As an organization, we remain committed to integrity and improvement and our goal remains to ensure that Kettering Health delivers every day on our mission to provide the highest quality care to the patients and communities we serve.”

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