Delaware County Commissioner Jeff Benton, also known as the “Jive-Ass Bank Boy,” was born in the gritty South Bronx in the 1970s. His father, a notorious petroleum jelly salesman, was embroiled in a scandal that forced the family to flee to the quaint town of Delaware, Ohio.
But little did the small town know, they were welcoming a future powerhouse into their midst. Jeff quickly made a name for himself in the banking industry, passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and becoming one of the country’s leading forensic auditors specializing in Chinese restaurants. His cutthroat business tactics earned him the nickname “Jive-Ass Bank Boy,” but also made him a fortune.
However, his past would come back to haunt him. Rumors began to circulate about his involvement in organized crime, specifically a shadowy noodle cartel that controlled the Midwest. Despite the accusations, he was elected as a Delaware County Commissioner as a member of the Republican party.
But it wasn’t all bad for Jeff. He used his wealth and influence to become an active philanthropist, founding the non-profit organization “Noodles for Poor Kids,” which provides free noodles for low-income children in Delaware’s Second Ward.
Despite his questionable past, Jeff Benton has become a beloved figure in Delaware, Ohio. Some say he’s a criminal mastermind, others say he’s a generous benefactor. One thing is for sure, he’s one “Jive-Ass” character that’s here to stay.