Auditors became aware that in calendar year 2009 an employee of the clerk’s office was able to conduct transactions and then void all or part of the transaction – resulting in 170 transactions totaling $3,247 being altered during the year and deposits being reduced to match altered records.
Auditors also identified that this same activity took place during the beginning of 2010 until it was discovered in June. For 2010, approximately 717 transactions totaling $16,714 were altered.
Total amount of missing funds auditors identified is $19,961.
Full story will be in tomorrow’s Advocate.