2020

24
Mar
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

19
Mar
Auditor Faber Finds Former Wayne Trace Schools Cashier Owes $2,045

Auditor of State Keith Faber today issued a finding for recovery against former lunchroom cashier for Wayne Trace Local School District (Paulding County), Brenda Combs, after the school found $2,045 of lunch room fees collected but not accounted for.

19
Mar
Audit Finds Gasper Township Fiscal Officer Paid $4,899 in Late Fees

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2016-2017 audit of Gasper Township (Preble County), which uncovered that Anitra Roell incurred $4,899 in penalties and late fees during her time as fiscal officer.

19
Mar
Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that, in the month of February, the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

18
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

16
Mar
Former Youngstown Mayor, Charles Sammarone, Sentenced to Five Years Community Control

As a result of an investigation by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office, former Youngstown Mayor, Charles Sammarone, pled guilty to two charges of Tampering with Records (F3) and was sentenced to five years of community control and 30 hours community service. 

13
Mar
Auditor of State Responds to COVID-19 Transitions to Work From Home, Encourages Election Day Help

In an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced today that effective Tuesday, March 17, the office will utilize the work from home option for most of its 800 employees.

03
Mar
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

03
Mar
Former Village of Junction City Clerk-Treasurer Indicted on Multiple Charges

Based on an investigation by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigations Unit, former Village of Junction City (Perry County) Clerk-Treasurer Randi N. Brown was indicted on February 25, 2020 on two counts of Theft in Office (F5), and two counts of Tampering with Records (F3).

03
Mar
Former Coshocton County Agricultural Society Secretary Indicted on Multiple Charges

Based on an investigation by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigations Unit, a Coshocton County grand jury today indicted Former Coshocton County Agricultural Society Secretary Pamela Bordenkircher on one count of Grand Theft (F4) and four counts of Theft (F5). 

03
Mar
Audit of Cincinnati Identifies Over $17,500 in Overpayments

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2019 audit of the City of Cincinnati, which issues a $17,582 finding for recovery for overpayments against three members of the Cincinnati Police Department.

02
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

26
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

25
Feb
Audit: Matthews School District’s Resource Officer Owes School $1000

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2019 audit of Matthews Local School District, which details that the district’s resource officer, Michael Sheehy, stole $1,000 from the athletic department’s petty cash fund.

25
Feb
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
Feb
Audit Finds Village of Rarden Fiscal Officer Paid Penalties, Late Fees

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2018 audit of the Village of Rarden (Scioto County), which uncovered that Fiscal Officer Stacy Hall authorized the payment of $900 in penalties and late fees to various government agencies.

25
Feb
Auditor Faber Identifies Almost $80,000 in Money Collected But Not Accounted For in the City of Bedford

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released a special audit and criminal investigation of the City of Bedford (Cuyahoga County). The investigation identified almost $80,000 in monies collected by the city but not deposited into city bank accounts and issued a finding for recovery against former city water department clerks, Linda Yarish and Joan Law.

25
Feb
Auditor Faber: Public Entities May Not Use Public Resources to Influence Levies or Bonds

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released a video to remind public officials that most local governments and public school districts may not use tax dollars to support or oppose levy or bond issues on the ballot.

24
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

19
Feb
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 20, 2020

Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and abuse of public money.

18
Feb
Audit of the University of Toledo Uncovers $22,238 in Theft

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2019 audit of the University of Toledo, and issued a finding for recovery against Jason Woodward, a former university employee who spent $22,238 of the university’s money on personal expenses.

14
Feb
Village of DeGraff Utility Clerk Indicted on Multiple Charges

Based on an investigation by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigations Unit, former Village of DeGraff (Logan County) Utility Clerk Jennifer Dearwester was indicted on one count of Theft in Office (F3), one count of Aggravated Theft (F3), and three counts of Tampering with Records (F3).

14
Feb
Delaware City School District Secretary Charged with Theft in Office

Based on an investigation by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigations Unit, a former Secretary for Delaware City School District, Kim Todd, was charged today with two counts of Theft in Office.

12
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

11
Feb
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

11
Feb
Village of Bridgeport Mayor David Smith Indicted with Multiple Charges

Village of Bridgeport (Belmont County) Mayor, David W. Smith, was indicted last week on one count of Tampering with Records (F3), one count of Theft in Office (F3), and two counts of Conflict of Interest (M1).

10
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

06
Feb
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Feb
General Assembly Gives Auditor Faber Increased Authority to Audit Institutions of Higher Education

Last week the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation that allows the Ohio Auditor of State’s office to conduct performance audits of state institutions of high education at the discretion of Auditor of State, Keith Faber.

05
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 6, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, February 6, 2020.

30
Jan
Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

29
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

27
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

27
Jan
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Jan
Auditor Faber Finds York Township Fiscal Officer Owes $10,737

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2017-2018 audit of York Township (Belmont County), which found the former fiscal officer, Dawn Lee, incurred $10,737 of penalties and interest charges from the federal government.

23
Jan
Auditor Faber Declares the Village of Quaker City “Unauditable”

Auditor of State Keith Faber last week declared the Village of Quaker City (Guernsey County) “unauditable” for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019 after auditors determined the condition of the village’s financial records were not adequate to finish the audit.

22
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

21
Jan
Two School Districts Qualify for The Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Recent financial audits of the following entities by Auditor of State Keith Faber have returned clean audit reports. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

15
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Entities earning the Auditor of State Award are bold and italicized.

14
Jan
Audit Finds Former Monroe Central High School Athletic Director Owes School District $5,464

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber last week released the 2018 audit of Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (Monroe County), which found that the former athletic director, Ryan Rosnick, did not account for $5,464 he collected from varsity basketball and volleyball games.

13
Jan
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Recent financial audits of the following entities by Auditor of State Keith Faber have returned clean audit reports. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and abuse of public money.

09
Jan
Auditor of State Completes Phase I of ODOT Performance Audit; Phase II Scheduled

Initial Analysis Suggests $21 Million in Possible Annual Savings

07
Jan
Audit of Liberty Township Orders Employees to Repay Over $107,000

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2017 audit of Liberty Township (Guernsey County), which issued a $100,713 finding for recovery against former fiscal officer, Kathy Leach and a $6,728 finding for recovery against township employee, Thomas Braniger.

07
Jan
Auditor Faber Holds Administrative Secretary Responsible for $17,272 from School District Pop Machine

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2019 audit of Worthington City School District (Franklin County), which uncovered that the Administrative Secretary, Michelle Gouhin, improperly handled $17,272 from a district owned pop machine.

06
Jan
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

02
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and has released the following audits today.

02
Jan
Audit Uncovers West Clermont School District Employee Improperly Handles Money From Field Trip

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2019 audit of West Clermont Local School District (Clermont County), which uncovered that a district employee, Trent Davis, collected $17,745 of school district money but did not remit the funds to the district’s Treasurer.

02
Jan
Audit Finds Village of Coal Grove Fiscal Officers Authorize Late Payments

Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2018 audit of the Village of Coal Grove (Lawrence County), which uncovered that the village paid $560 in late fees to the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).