Lindsay Webb steps down as Lucas Co. treasurer due to issue with credit score

Lindsay Webb steps down as Lucas Co. treasurer due to issue with credit score

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Lucas County is once again in the market for a treasurer.

Lucas County Commissioners said the county can't bond Lindsay Webb due to a poor personal credit score, according to a statement from Webb.

"I knew I didn't have stellar credit, but I never thought this would result in being denied a bonding necessary to be the treasurer of the county," Webb said.

Webb said an error on a payment with her private student loan company caused her credit score to lower.

"After I received that phone call, I rushed home and pulled up my credit report and found an error that was dragging my already stretched credit score, even lower. I immediately filed a dispute with the credit reporting agency and with the private student loan company that was improperly reporting my very last payment as 120 days late, when it in fact, was paid in full. However, it is too late. The damage is done," she said.

Read her full statement below:

Shortly after taking the oath of office to be the next Lucas County Treasurer, one of the County Commissioners called me to inform me that the County could not bond me. This came as a huge surprise to me. I was shocked. The reason for this is my personal credit score. I, like many people who struggle to make ends meet, knew I didn't have stellar credit, but I never thought this would result in being denied a bonding necessary to be the Treasurer of the County.

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