BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Emails show Wanda Greene enlisted her son to help get his father and her ex-husband the county's installation code for Microsoft Office, enabling him to buy it with a discount reserved for county employees.
"I don't want to mess up your system, so I haven't done anything yet," Gene Greene emailed Wanda, his ex-wife on May 8, 2017.
"I let Gene use the county access to Microsoft and can't seem to make it work," Greene then emailed her son.
"Install and download link here," Michael Grene replied to Wanda and his father, Gene.
While going through their divorce, Gene made a criminal complaint against Wanda. Her current attorney said the divorce ended amicably.
Gene Greene had not responded to an emailed request for comment at the time of publishing.
"The County has an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft which allows employees to take advantage of a Microsoft Home Use Program for a modest fee," said County Attorney Michael Frue.
The fee for county employees is $9.95. Microsoft sells Office for $399.99.
"You may not share this number with anyone outside our organization," the county's intranet page for the program states.
Frue copied and shared the information from the intranet page:
Microsoft Home Use Program
As an employee of Buncombe County, you are eligible to participate in the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft Office desktop applications to install and use on your home computer.
You may order a single copy of each product to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using this HUP software while you are under our employment.
Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order. For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit http://microsoft.com/licensing.
All Other Versions
To access the Microsoft Home Use Program web site, please follow the steps below:
Go to http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx
Enter your Buncombe County email address along with program code ############
Note: this program code is assigned to our organization for our sole use in accessing this site. You may not share this number with anyone outside our organization.
Fill out the relevant information including payment information for the $9.95 fee. You will receive an email with the download link. Be sure to forward that email to your personal account so you can download Office on your own computer.
Follow the download instructions in the email and download the software to your computer."