Sheriff Lies About “Stipend”

By: Margie Summers

At a recent League of Women’s Voter’s candidates’ night, Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand was asked about the legality of receiving paychecks from both the Sheriff’s Department and the Hambden Fire Department, where he is the Fire Chief.

Hildenbrand replied several times that he receives only a stipend from Hambden for his work there. A stipend suggests a very small amount of money.

According to his 2018 W-2, Hildebrand’s “stipend” was $25,180, a significantly higher wage than a lot of people make. Perhaps the sheriff never learned the meaning of the word as a graduate of Chardon High School.

In 2017, the fire department paid him $24,830 and in 2016 it was $24,725. Since when is $74,735 over a three-year-period a stipend?

A non-profit, like the Hambden Volunteer Fire Dept., is required to file a Form 990 with I.R.S. that shows their finances. In 2018, it paid a total of $318,029 in salaries and other benefits and had a total revenue of $395,385.

However, on the W-3 transmittal form to the government for 2018, it shows only $288,988 in wages paid.

It’s good to be a volunteer in Hambden, especially if your math is a little shaky.

36 thoughts on “Sheriff Lies About “Stipend”

  1. Was the news at Jimmys house. Just asking. Can’t wait til Holden as to go to the sheriffs department to register as a sex offender

  2. “You can’t handle the truth.”

    Maybe Holden will be able to find someone to pay him a $75,000 stipend, too.

  3. Apparently sexual harassment/assault of women is not a concern of yours…

    But someone helping their community for a small compensation is a hot button issue for you.

    Go vote for your criminal Holden and hopefully he sexually harasses someone close to you…

    Moron Margie!

  4. $25,180 is “significantly higher than a lot of people make”? The federal Poverty Level for a family of four is $26,200. So you’re saying that most of Geauga county is living in poverty?

  5. Ohhhh. Like clock work here you are posting some more bullshit. Go ahead you washed up boomers and slam the residents of this county that take the time and volunteer their services. How dare people that help out the residents of their township get some money. Maybe all the Fire departments that have volunteers should shut down? Your response times could then increase and your homeowners insurance. But a moron like you Margie would just bitch about that. I feel bad for your husband I suspect your just a miserable person to be around.

  6. If this site is non partisan, uncensored. A place for the geauga county residents to talk about the issues. Then why haven’t you addressed Holdens personnel file? The red flags in it? Sexual harassment, unwanted touching, insubordinate, being taken off the swat team for his poor performance and horrible behavior??

    Oh wait is this site part of Holdens campaign??? Very interesting.

  7. Where do you work margie? What kind of volunteer work do you do? Let me see your taxes and critique them. You are an ignorant women and I take back what I said before. You don’t make your husband miserable anymore because he probably left your miserable old ass.

  8. Judy/ Susan we all know your “Margie ”
    Don’t you have comments to delete? Hurry regurgitate more lies. I think there is a surprise coming for Holden. Rumor is he’s gonna be a TV star. Finally he will get the recognition he deserves

  9. And goes out of his way to embarrass and demean women…you’re just embarrassing yourself!

  10. Your IQ is showing Margie. Come up with something new. Oh wait that would mean critical thought, not what you are capable of. Do you suffer from cognitive decline like Biden?

  11. Hey Judy/Susan it looks like spam accounts are filling your site in the comment section on other posts. Now did you allow this to make it look like your getting more traffic or is it that you two boomers have no idea what your doing running this site? I’ll go with the latter.

  12. Margie,
    I’m just curious, is $75,000 a stipend?
    And another thing, is the sheriff a liar?

    Just curious about your opinion on those topics.

  13. Jessica Aldridge is a hack wanna be. 0-6 Aldridge. Way to go backing your candidates. Yourself included


    Stipend Criteria
    1) Trainee/Learner criteria:
    2) The training, even though it includes actual operation of the employer’s facilities, is similar to training that would be given in a vocational school.
    3) The training is for the benefit of the student.
    4) The student does not displace regular employees, but works under the close observation of a regular employee.
    5) The employer provides the training and derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the student.
    6) Occasionally, the operations may actually be impeded by the training.
    7) The student is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training period.
    8) The employer and the student understand that the student is not entitled to wages for the time spent training.


    According to the US Department of Labor, volunteers are individuals who perform hours of service for religious, charitable or similar non-profit organizations without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation (note: if you live outside the US, check your country’s labor laws). In addition, all of the following must also be true:

    The entity that benefits from the service is a nonprofit (or government agency)
    The activity is less than full time
    The services are not offered as a result of coercion
    The services are typically associated with volunteer work
    No regular employees have been displaced by the volunteer
    The volunteer does not expect to be compensated

    $25,180 per year is not a stipend. Stipends are much smaller usually between $500 and $6000.

    Is Hildenbrand a student, a trainee, a volunteer, an employee, or an employer. Is Hildenbrand full time or part time? He purposely does not document his hours at the fire department or the sheriffs department. Pretty convenient for him huh.

  15. Arnold, Kolenic , Sanders, Simpkins,Rivera, Cullen and all the others that have no brain. The gig is up!

  16. Holden is a creep and doesn’t have a chance. Just like you with intelligence.

  17. Margie is a really smart. Posting a w-2 is not a public record and in violation of IRS code unless hildibrand gave it to her himself which I doubt

  18. sti·pend
    Learn to pronounce
    a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or allowance.

    I thought ignorance is bliss? Shouldn’t you people be happier!?

  19. 20 years, that makes it right. What about the Cleveland heights police academy cadet?

    She was hardly 20 years old, but wait, we were talking about his “consensual transgressions” that’s right. sure.

  20. If that is illegal we know who would be held accountable. Gee Judy I really hope you stepped in it again. I’ll get my popcorn purchased and ready just in case. Thought about cutting old Judy some slack she is in cognitive decline. It’s common with people her age.

  21. Holden I’m sure can find someone to take a 75k stipend. Elliot Spitzer has no issue finding someone, Jimmy won’t either!

  22. Does the offer only go out to area business owners? No, dispatchers? Do they have to be on duty?! Asking for a friend….

  23. I notice Margie that you like to make the comment how he is only a high school graduate. I’m sure you know since you are so intelligent that he had training and classes to be a firefighter/police officer! They go thru alot of training and passing state tests for this work. So basically this pro Holden site is bashing anyone who is a police officer or firefighter/EMS for not going to college? Instead they attend the ohio fire academy or the ohio police officer academy and also take EMS classes. Not to mention the numerous continuing education hours required each year for each certificate. What an elitist bitch you are! You wouldn’t last an hour doing that kind of work. What are your accomplishments Margie?

  24. Hi Captain.

    You come across so intelligent and knowledgeable. Learn the meaning of words. A stipend is totally separate from a salary, look it up brain child. Blissfully yours.

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