[paypal_donation_button]FLINT, MI – Flint City Councilman Eric Mays says he fell on hard times and pawned his city issued laptop for $100.
The laptop was issued to Mays after he came into office November 2013.
Mays said he has plans to make good on the $100 loan with Music Man Pawnshop located across the street from Flint City Hall after he gets paid on Thursday.
“I don’t’ think it’s criminal, “ said Mays. “I think it just shows I’m poor.”
It is unclear as to whether there are penalties involving pawning city property but Flint City Councilman Scott Kincaid said he will be making a complaint with the Flint Police Department regarding the issue pointing at sensitive City of Flint information that could be on the laptop.
Mays owes $100 for the laptop plus interest and fees. When pawning the laptop he had to disclose his password to the pawnshop.
“When I get it back I will probably just turn it in,” Mays said. “I don’t use it nor do I use the cellphone they gave me.”