DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Stephanie Wingfield was fighting her termination from the city of Dothan.
She was the Dothan Leisure Services program director and after a unanimous vote, Wingfield’s termination was upheld.
Breakfast at Tammy’s in Dothan won the bid to provide meals for at-risk kids and adults in the circle city in September of 2019 and they held on to the program until 2022.
Sources tell WDHN that another business also put in a bid, but Tammy’s underbid.
The city budgeted for her restaurant to receive $263,117.40 a year, then the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, accelerating demand.
Documents obtained by WDHN show Breakfast at Tammy’s took home a lot more than the budgeted $263,117.40 a year.
More than $3 million in less than three years.
Stephanie Wingfield was in charge of overseeing the program until the city took a closer look and voted to remove her from the program and fired her as coordinator for the city’s leisure services program.
Wednesday, they took a closer look again.
Another hearing to examine the city’s feeding program and its management of program standards set by the Alabama Department of Education.
The program is now headed up by Dothan City Schools, who is now in charge of making and prepping the meals.
The food program receives federal dollars and as of now, the FBI says it cannot confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.
As it does every year, the city of Dothan performs a financial audit.
The most recent audit covers October 2021 to March 2022.
The city of Dothan says, due to pending litigation it is not commenting on this matter at the present time.