Panama City Officials are trying to rebuild the management organization at the St. Andrews Marina, after firing long-time Marina Manager Susan Payne on Tuesday.
City officials say Payne intimidated her employees, refusing to allow them to talk to anyone at the Downtown Marina about her actions.
Panama City Police are also investigating her for possible theft of Marina funds.
The city's new Marinas Director, Stan Jones say he began finding financial discrepancies at St. Andrews shortly after he arrived in June.
During City Budget hearings in august, several employees came forward with more complaints against Marina Manager Susan Payne, including sexual harassment, insubordination, and displaying abusive and threatening behavior towards coworkers.
That led to a three week investigation.
Marinas Director Stan Jones says, "We're just moving backwards. I'm going from, started with July and going by month backwards."
Also in this very large complaint document were accusations from former employees saying Payne would allow her friends to come and dock their vessels into the slips behind me without registering them.
Some for up to two years.
Investigators say the St. Andrews Marina slip discrepancies total $144,133.76.
That's in addition to fuel account shortages of $79,134.51, for a total of $223,268.27.
By comparison, the Downtown Marina's combined outstanding balance is about $4,000 for the same time period.
Panama City Police are also looking into other theft-related complaints.
Panama City HR Director Kim Pilcher says, "We centered our investigations around the administrative personnel policies for the city of Panama City and that's where we kept our target."
We tried to talk to Susan Payne but she didn't appear to be home.
For now Jones says he's strictly focusing on recovering the money the city is owed.
Jones says, "It requires some close oversight that I'm going to want to do personally for a while."
Only four of the employees who filed complaints still work at the Marina.
The others quit or transferred to other City Departments.