Findings for Recovery

27
Jul
Aberdeen Audit Issues Findings Against Indicted Fiscal Officer

A state audit released today issues a $24,875 finding for recovery against a former Village of Aberdeen (Brown County) fiscal officer who was recently indicted on charges including theft in office. 

27
Jul
Former Fiscal Officer Owes Village for Unsupported Payments

A former fiscal officer of the Village of Higginsport (Brown County) is on the hook for $762 in unsupported public spending, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

27
Jun
Former Bookkeeper Owes Nearly $18K for Delays, Missing Revenue

A former bookkeeper who was perpetually sluggish in fulfilling her duties owes Jersey Township (Licking County) nearly $18,000, according to a state audit released today.

22
Jun
Late Payments, Alcohol Purchases Cost Village of Wellsville $19,176

Two former Village of Wellsville (Columbiana County) fiscal officers racked up more than $19,000 in penalties and interest by failing to make payments on time during 2014 and 2015.

22
Jun
Late Payments Cost Fire District $5,347 in Penalties, Interest

The Newton Falls Joint Fire District (Trumbull County) was fined $5,347 from 2014 through 2015 for making late payments to the state, IRS and Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

13
Jun
Health Insurance Opt-out Payments Exceeded Allowable Rates at Liberty Township

Liberty Township (Delaware County) improperly paid a combined $12,447 in health insurance opt-out payments to three employees, state auditors found. 

08
Jun
Audit Finds Former Leetonia Police Chief Managed Secret Village Bank Accounts

A former Village of Leetonia (Columbiana County) police chief managed two secret bank accounts from which he paid himself more than $14,000, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

06
Jun
Elementary School Secretary Held Accountable For Missing Funds

State auditors issued a $557 finding for recovery against an elementary school secretary for library fines and student fees that went missing during 2016. 

25
May
Special Audit Uncovers Abuse, Misspending at Lawrence County ESC

A special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost cites more than $300,000 in findings for misuse of public funds at the Lawrence County Educational Service Center (ESC).

25
May
Shuttered Columbus Charter School Owes State $340,770

A charter school shut down by its sponsor in 2015 has yet to repay any of the $340,770 it owes to the state, according to a closeout audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

18
May
Audit Finds City of Girard Paid Sales Tax in Error

The City of Girard (Trumbull County) paid a vendor $1,259 in sales tax even though the city is exempt from such taxes, state auditors found.

16
May
Former Smithfield Employee Owes an Additional $18,126

The amount of misspent tax dollars continues to climb at the Village of Smithfield (Jefferson County), where the latest financial review by the state found a former employee overpaid herself by $18,126.

16
May
Lack of Documentation Leads to $672 in Findings at Greenville Public Library

The Greenville Public Library (Darke County) did not maintain proper supporting documentation for $672 spent during 2015 and 2016, state auditors found.

04
May
Nearly $43K in Findings Issued in 2013 Audit of Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy

2014 Audit Shows Significant Improvement with No Findings for Recovery

The 2013 state audit of the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy released today cites $42,967 in misspent tax dollars, raising the total amount identified at the charter school to more than $700,000 since 2007.

04
May
Audit Identifies $4,745 in Overpayments, Unsupported Checks at Central Ohio Charter School

A financial audit of a Columbus charter school cited seven individuals for $4,745 in improper payments and discovered a possible ethics violation.

04
May
Unpaid Employee Taxes Lead to $7,355 in Penalties, Interest at Joint Fire District

A former fiscal officer racked up $7,355 in penalties and interest by failing to pay employee taxes for seven years, according to an audit of the Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District (Clinton County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
May
Former Treasurer Repays Funds Swindled From Agricultural Society

A former treasurer who paid scammers $60,491 with Madison County Agricultural Society funds finished repaying the entity in March, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

11
Apr
Treasurer’s Failure to Pay Employee Taxes Leads to $15,907 in Penalties, Interest

The Mahoning Valley Regional Council of Government (Mahoning County) was charged $15,907 in late fees, penalties and interest for failing to pay withheld income taxes and pension contributions during 2014 and 2015, state auditors found.

04
Apr
Former Village of Smithfield Employees Owe $43,479

A group of former Smithfield (Jefferson County) employees owe the village $43,479, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
Apr
Former Athletic Director Owes Talawanda Schools $5,750 for Missing Ticket Funds

A former athletic director owes the Talawanda City School District (Butler County) $5,750 for ticket revenue and change funds that went missing, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Apr
Financial Audit Discovers Pike County Child-Support Payments Missing

State auditors today issued a finding for recovery against an employee of Pike County Jobs and Family Services after determining that child-support payments totaling $1,280 were handled improperly.

28
Mar
Former Secretary Bought TV, Groceries with Agricultural Society Credit Card

A former secretary used the Wyandot County Agricultural Society’s credit card to purchase $2,786 in personal items including purses, groceries and a TV.

28
Mar
Audit Finds Unauthorized, Unsupported Payments at Village of Port Jefferson

The Village of Port Jefferson (Shelby County) paid a part-time employee $1,500 in unauthorized wages over a span of two years, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Mar
Fraud, Illegal Spending Uncovered at Correctional Facility in Southern Ohio

Fraud and misuse of public funds plagued a southern Ohio correctional facility, where state auditors and investigators found employees forged receipts, stole property and illegally spent thousands of tax dollars across the country on liquor, hotels and a strip club.

14
Mar
Audit Cites Incomplete Documentation for $12,388 in Stipends at ESC of Central Ohio

Six board members at the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio failed to provide complete documentation to support their spending of stipends, state auditors found. 

09
Mar
Village of Blanchester Audit Finds Unsupported, Improper Expenditures

An audit of the Village of Blanchester (Clinton County) uncovered $3,411 in credit card purchases from 2013 and 2014 that lacked supporting documentation or did not serve a proper public purpose.

09
Mar
Woodmore Schools Overpaid Three Employees in Error

The Woodmore Local School District (Sandusky County) mistakenly overpaid three employees by a combined $3,411, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

23
Feb
Southwest Ohio School Districts Paid Combined $28,569 to Substitute Who Wasn’t Certified

Two neighboring school districts hired a substitute educational aide who never obtained required certification for the positions, according to audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

16
Feb
City of Huron Overpayment Amount Doubles After Improper Pay Rates Aren’t Corrected

For the second year in a row, the City of Huron (Erie County) paid three council members at rates they received illegally, raising the amount they owe to $39,600.

16
Feb
Cincinnati Charter School Audit Identifies $1,331 Double Payment

A charter school in Cincinnati issued a duplicate payment to an employee who reported the initial check lost; however both checks were cashed, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

02
Feb
Audit of Dayton City Schools Issues $6,593 Finding Against Travel Company

A travel company did not promptly refund the Dayton City School District (Montgomery County) for a $6,593 field trip overpayment, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

31
Jan
Former Columbus Charter School Employees Owe $4,119

A payroll error caused two employees to receive a combined $4,119 in overpayments after they resigned from a now-closed Columbus charter school, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

31
Jan
Audit Identifies $7,183 in Overpayments at Village of Walbridge

The Village of Walbridge (Wood County) overpaid five employees by a total of $7,183 in 2014, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

12
Jan
Guyan Township unknowingly paid cell phone bills for former trustee’s wife

A former Guyan Township (Gallia County) trustee duped the township into paying his wife’s cell phone bills, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Jan
Goshen Township officials accepted in-term pay increases

A Goshen Township (Tuscarawas County) trustee and former fiscal officer violated state law by accepting in-term pay increases through a health benefits program, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

29
Dec
Harrison County audit issues findings for stolen petty cash

A former Harrison County deputy auditor who in September pleaded guilty to theft in office owes the county $7,690, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

22
Dec
Findings, questioned costs exceed $1 million in audit of closed charter school

State auditors cited more than $1 million in overpayments, unsupported spending and questioned costs in the closeout audit of a shuttered Columbus charter school released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

20
Dec
Lincoln Heights covered police officer’s payments months after he stepped down

The Village of Lincoln Heights (Hamilton County) made $1,330 in child support and legal payments on behalf of a police officer who was no longer employed by the village, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

06
Dec
Cincinnati City Schools Overpaid 561 Employees by Combined $413,449

The Cincinnati City School District (Hamilton County) erroneously overpaid 561 employees by a combined $413,449 in 2014, two-thirds of which has been returned to the district, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

29
Nov
Darby Township Administrators Overpaid by $12,850

Darby Township (Union County) overpaid its fiscal officer and three trustees by a combined $12,850 over a span of two years, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Nov
Charter School Audit Finds Duplicate Payment to Janitor

A Lucas County charter school issued a duplicate payment to a janitor after he claimed a check for the first payment was lost or stolen, but the check eventually cleared the bank, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
Nov
Audit Identifies Overpayments to Vernon Township Administrators

Vernon Township (Scioto County) overpaid its fiscal officer and three trustees by a total of $4,861, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Nov
Two Village of Wintersville Employees Overpaid More than $3,800

Two Village of Wintersville (Jefferson County) employees were overpaid a total amount of $3,816 during 2015, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
Oct
Errors Lead to $106,916 in Charges to Metropolitan Sewer District

The City of Cincinnati erroneously charged the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Greater Cincinnati $106,916, according to a financial audit of the sewer district released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. Nearly half of the amount was related to payroll expenses for city employees not associated with MSD.

25
Oct
Former Village of Morrow Employee Improperly Reimbursed for Sick Leave

A former Village of Morrow (Warren County) employee received a $5,766 termination leave payout for 100 percent of his sick leave when county policy states that sick leave payout is at a rate of 25 percent. This resulted in a $3,057 overpayment that is owed to the Village, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Oct
Former Paulding County Deputy Auditor Owes $6,263 for Theft

A former Paulding County deputy auditor who pleaded guilty to theft in office in September owes the county $6,263, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
Oct
Hamilton Township’s Former Fiscal Officer, Two Trustees Improperly Reimbursed

Three Hamilton Township (Lawrence County) public officials were improperly reimbursed $6,188 for medical and hospital expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Sep
Fiscal Officer Misused Village of Macksburg Debit Card

A fiscal officer owes $3,885 after state auditors found she used the Village of Macksburg’s (Washington County) debit card to make personal expenditures and unsupported ATM withdrawals.

27
Sep
Former Probation Officer Repays Money She Stole from Madison County

A former Madison County Juvenile Court probation officer who in April pleaded guilty to theft in office has repaid the $1,815 she stole from a probationer, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

27
Sep
Audit Finds More Illegal Spending at Village of Martinsville

The amount of illegally spent tax dollars continues to add up at the Village of Martinsville (Clinton County), where state auditors previously found family members ran the village and used its funds for personal expenses. 

22
Sep
Former Marion Utility Supervisor Still Owes $4,497

The City of Marion’s (Marion County) former utility supervisor has repaid $29,779 of the amount she stole from the city’s utility department, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

22
Sep
Wayne Township Fiscal Officer Improperly Reimbursed $14,325

Wayne Township’s (Clermont County) fiscal officer was improperly reimbursed $14,325 for medical and hospital expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

13
Sep
More Findings Issued Against Former Drug Task Force Director

The former director of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force who pleaded guilty to theft in office in 2014 owes another $4,603, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

23
Aug
City of Huron Council Members Received Mid-Term Pay Raises

Current and former City of Huron (Erie County) council members owe a combined $19,800 for accepting mid-term pay raises, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

16
Aug
Closed Columbus Charter Schools Owe Combined $62,211

Two closed Columbus charter schools owe a combined $62,211 after reviews by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) found they submitted inaccurate student data to the state, according to audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Aug
Former Library Fiscal Officer Owes $36,407

The Preble County District Library’s former fiscal officer failed to pay withheld income taxes and pension contributions, resulting in $36,407 in fees and penalties, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Aug
Former Treasurer’s Office Employee Owes $855 for Theft

Former Fairfield County Treasurer’s Office employee Christina Fox stole $855 from the treasurer’s vault for personal use, according to an audit of the county released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

09
Aug
Former School District Treasurer Owes $6,292

The former treasurer of the Cuyahoga Heights Local School District (Cuyahoga County) took 25 paid days off work that she was not entitled to, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Aug
Mark Township Owes Village of Sherwood $6,400

Mark Township (Defiance County) went more than a year without paying the Village of Sherwood for fire and emergency medical services, according to an audit of the village released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

02
Aug
Unsupported, Improper Spending Cited in Village of Cloverdale Audit

The Village of Cloverdale (Putnam County) racked up $13,684 in unsupported expenditures and $5,554 in late payment fees and overdraft charges, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Jul
Audit Finds Improper Leave Payouts to Former City Employees

The City of Green (Summit County) improperly issued $30,321 in leave payouts to two former employees, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

12
Jul
School District Overpaid 101 Employees by Combined $19,419

A payroll error caused 101 employees to receive a total of $19,419 in overpayments, according to an audit of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District (Sandusky County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

12
Jul
Audit Finds Improper, Unsupported Payments to Superintendent

Miami Valley Academies (Montgomery County) paid its superintendent more than $10,000 that she was not authorized to receive, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

07
Jul
Former Village of Sabina Police Officer Owes $1,040

A former Village of Sabina (Clinton County) police officer responsible for the police department’s drug buy fund owes $1,040 after he failed to properly produce the money upon request, according to an audit of the village released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

26
May
Charter School Employee Stole $32,393 from Student Collections

An administrative assistant pocketed $32,393 that she was supposed to deposit into the Westside Community School of the Arts’ (Cuyahoga County) bank account, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
May
Village of Philo Officials, Employees Received Unsupported Payments

Village of Philo (Muskingum County) officials and employees received more than $4,700 in payments that lacked sufficient supporting documentation or village council approval, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

12
May
Audit Finds $7,047 in Overpayments at Coshocton City Schools

Three Coshocton City School District (Coshocton County) employees were overpaid a combined $7,047 during fiscal year 2015, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
May
More than $100,000 in Findings Issued Against Closed Charter Schools

Two closed northern Ohio charter schools received a combined $113,260 more than they should have from the state, according to audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Apr
Shuttered Cincinnati Charter School Owes $11,147

A Cincinnati charter school that closed its doors in 2014 has yet to repay $11,147 to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), according to the school’s closeout audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

26
Apr
Cardinal Joint Fire District Overpaid Chief $16,360

The Cardinal Joint Fire District (Mahoning County) overpaid its chief $16,360 over a three-year period, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Apr
$23,231 in Findings for Recovery Issued Against Former Fiscal Officer

A former Madison Township (Guernsey County) fiscal officer charged with theft in office earlier this year has repaid $23,231 in findings for recovery issued in an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

12
Apr
Sushi, Room Service Among Charges on Village Credit Card

Village of Shreve (Wayne County) employees racked up unsupported charges for sushi and room service on a village credit card, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
Mar
Buckeye Valley Local School District Spent $9,750 on Political Activities

Buckeye Valley Local School District (Delaware County) spent $9,750 on political activities to help promote a bond levy campaign, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The money has since been repaid to the district.

17
Mar
$36,221 in Revoked Bonuses Still Owed to Columbus City Schools

Current and former Columbus City School District (Franklin County) employees still owe $36,221 in revoked bonuses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. However, the school district has recovered the majority of the $357,655 revoked in 2014.

01
Mar
Audit of Good Hope Township Finds $5,900 in Overpayments

Overpayments to Good Hope Township’s (Hocking County) trustees and fiscal officer resulted in findings for recovery totaling $5,909 in an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

01
Mar
Franklin County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $139,655

Tashay 1 Home Healthcare, Inc. (Franklin County) billed for services before obtaining proper authorization and provided services with employees who were unqualified, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Feb
Charter Schools Improperly Improperly Paid Board Members for Attending Meetings

The charter school management company, Concept Schools, improperly paid board members at four northeast Ohio charter schools for attending board meetings, according to audits of the schools released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Feb
Special Audit of Environmental Services Department Released

A former customer service specialist pocketed more than $15,000 in cash received by the Montgomery County Environmental Services Department, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Feb
Lack of Documentation Results in More Findings at Charter School

Unsupported expenditures and bank withdrawals resulted in findings for recovery totaling more than $19,100 in the final audit of the now-closed General Chappie James Leadership Academy (Montgomery County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Feb
Special Audit: Taxpayers Covered Travel Costs for Spouses

A treasurer and six board members at the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio racked up more than $9,200 in spouse-related travel costs on ESC credit cards, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Feb
Former Village of Barnesville Fiscal Officer Stole $16,156

Former Village of Barnesville (Belmont County) Fiscal Officer Darla Fuller made more than 100 personal expenditures using a village credit card, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Feb
Family and Children First Council Audit Identifies Misspent Funds

The Morgan County General Health District spent more than $10,800 in Help Me Grow funds that it should have transferred to the county’s Family and Children First Council, according to an audit of the council released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

02
Feb
Special Audit of Perrysburg Schools Released

Former Perrysburg Schools employee Eric Whitson stole more than $479,800 from the district, and nearly $181,900 from the Bowling Green Bobcat Athletic Boosters, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Jan
Lack of Documentation Cited in Family & Children First Council Audit

Lack of documentation for gift cards purchased by the Highland County Family & Children First Council resulted in a $575 finding for recovery, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
Dec
Scioto Township Audit Identifies $4,669 in Overpayments

A series of payroll errors resulted in more than $4,600 in overpayments to Scioto Township (Ross County) trustees and its former fiscal officer, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

29
Dec
Ambulance Service, Inc. Owes Ohio Medicaid $82,500

Ambulance Service, Inc. (Jefferson County) billed for services that lacked proper documentation and hired two drivers who had no first aid and/or CPR certification prior to rendering services, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Dec
Village of Risingsun Collected Incorrect Court Costs

The Village of Risingsun’s Mayor’s Court (Wood County) failed to collect and remit more than $11,000 in court costs, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

22
Dec
Former Mifflin Township Employee Falsified Timesheet Hours

A former part-time Mifflin Township (Franklin County) employee submitted timesheet hours that overlapped with her full-time job at the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI), according to audits of the township released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

01
Dec
Summit County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $167,200

A to B Transportation, LLC (Summit County) employed a driver with no driver’s license and no first aid or CPR certifications, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Nov
Atwater Township Audit Identifies $7,935 in Overpayments

Nearly a dozen Atwater Township (Portage County) employees and officials received an extra paycheck, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Nov
Audit Confirms Paulding County Probation Department Theft

The former director of probation services for the Paulding County Court Probation Department illegally collected $10,000 in cash from probationers, created fake receipts and never deposited the money with the county, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. Emily Munger was indicted on charges of theft in office and tampering with records in September.

20
Oct
Lack of Documentation Cited in Cincinnati Charter School Audit

Expenses with no supporting documentation led to $875 in findings for recovery in the initial and final audit of the Leadership Academy of Mathematics and Science of Cincinnati (Hamilton County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Oct
Land Reutilization Corporation Audit Identifies $17,777 Double Payment

The Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation paid the same invoice twice resulting in an overpayment of $17,777, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Oct
Center Township Audit Identifies $11,838 in Overpayments

Center Township’s (Columbiana County) fiscal officer and three trustees were paid at higher rates than their annual budget allowed, resulting in overpayments totaling $11,838, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Oct
$1,340 in Findings Issued in Village of Milton Center Audit

Four Village of Milton Center (Wood County) councilmembers voted to approve $1,340 in payments for snow plowing services that they provided, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Oct
Pickaway County Medicaid Provider Owes $1.3 Million

AccentCare Home Health of California, Inc. (Pickaway County) employed 15 personal care aides with no first aid certification and billed for services that lacked supporting documentation, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Oct
Former Library Deputy Fiscal Officer Stole $26,062

A former deputy fiscal officer failed to deposit more than $26,000 into the Westerville School District Library’s (Franklin County) bank accounts, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Oct
Special Audit of Columbus Tutoring Program Released

$850,000 in Findings for Recovery Issued

A total of 27 tutoring service providers charged the Columbus City School District $850,000 for tutoring that never happened or for students that were no longer in the district, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
Sep
Former Fiscal Director Spent Juvenile Court Funds on Herself

The former fiscal director for the Wood County Juvenile Court took court deposits home and used the money as a personal loan to herself, according to an audit of the county released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
Sep
Former Village of North Baltimore Utility Clerk Stole $79,123

A former Village of North Baltimore (Wood County) utility clerk pocketed $79,123 in cash that she was supposed to deposit into the village’s bank account, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

17
Sep
Lawrence County Audit Identifies $11,659 Overpayment

The fiscal officer for the Lawrence County Department Job and Family Services (LCDJFS) was overpaid $11,659 for undocumented overtime work, according to the county’s 2012 audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

15
Sep
$6,020 in Findings Issued in Village of Wintersville Audit

Missing magistrate court funds and a series of payroll errors resulted in $6,020 in findings for recovery in an audit of the Village of Wintersville (Jefferson County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Sep
Former Northwest Ambulance District Employee Owes $7,500

A former Northwest Ambulance District (Ashtabula County) employee falsified timesheets to get paid an extra $7,500, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Sep
Auditor Yost Releases Report on Community School Sponsorships

A special audit of community school sponsorships released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost highlights the need for increased sponsor oversight of schools as part of community school reform legislation pending in the Ohio General Assembly.

01
Sep
$11,400 in Findings Issued in Cass Township Audit

A township trustee voted to approve $11,406 in payments for excavating equipment rental and services he and his son provided, according to an audit of Cass Township (Hancock County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Aug
Solid Waste Authority Audit Identifies $33,000 Overpayment

An overpayment to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led to a $33,001 finding for recovery in an audit of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) (Franklin County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Aug
$34,700 in Findings Issued Against Former Superintendent

Former Superintendent Bradley Martin gambled during work hours and bought iPads the district never saw, racking up $34,739 in findings for recovery in a special audit of the Tecumseh Local School District (Clark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Aug
Lack of Documentation Cited in Charter School Audit

A former principal’s undocumented fuel purchases led to a $1,000 finding for recovery in an audit of the Academy for Educational Excellence (Lucas County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Jul
Former East Cleveland Public Library Fiscal Officer Owes $11,300

Overpayments to a former fiscal officer led to $11,317 in findings for recovery in an audit of the East Cleveland Public Library (Cuyahoga County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

28
Jul
$4,350 in Findings Issued in City Day Community School Audit

Improper payments to six board members led to $4,350 in findings for recovery in an audit of City Day Community School (Montgomery County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

14
Jul
Liberty Township Audit Identifies $3,900 Overpayment

Overpayments for legal counsel led to $3,926 in findings for recovery in an audit of Liberty Township (Trumbull County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

07
Jul
LifeCare Wheelchair Transportation Owes State $126,000

LifeCare Wheelchair Transportation, Inc. (Lorain County) hired a man with a felonious assault conviction -- and 13 employees had lapses in their required first aid and/or CPR certifications that deemed them ineligible for employment -- according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Jun
Payroll Blunders Found in Canton Joint Recreation District Audit

Several payroll errors led to $6,995 in findings for recovery in an audit of the Canton Joint Recreation District (Stark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Jun
Poor Documentation Cited at Watkins Academy

The superintendent of Watkins Academy (Montgomery County) failed to adequately document more than 20 debit card purchases, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Jun
Audit Finds Messy Payroll in Village of Malvern

Several payroll errors led to $16,000 in findings for recovery in an audit of the Village of Malvern released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Jun
Poor Documentation Cited in Charter School Audit

The now-closed Leadership Academy of Mathematics and Science of Columbus failed to document and support a significant number of its expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Jun
Closed Charter School Improperly Spent $84,000

Officials of the Notten School for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) improperly spent state funds after the school closed, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

02
Jun
Fiscal Officer Failed to Pay Township Employee Taxes

Xenia Township’s fiscal officer failed to pay withheld income taxes and pension contributions, which resulted in more than $51,000 in late fees and penalties, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

07
May
Lucas County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio $64,000

More than 2,200 documentation errors led to $64,000 in Medicaid findings, according to an examination of Best Choice Medical Transportation, LLC released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
Mar
Vending Machines Looted at Wauseon Schools

More the $7,000 was stolen from vending machines within the Wauseon Exempted Village School District (Fulton County), according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Mar
$50,000 Owed by Lucas County Medicaid Provider

One hundred percent of psychotherapy services provided by Valko and Associates were improperly billed to the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) from 2009 through 2011, according to an examination released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
Mar
City of Beachwood Audit Released

Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden received improper travel reimbursements and vacation payouts, and also was illegally paid to perform weddings, according to an audit of the city released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Mar
Former Clarksville Administrator Cost Village $23,000

Illegal utility account adjustments cost the Village of Clarksville more than $23,000 and put the former village administrator on trial, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Mar
Meigs County Audit Identifies $6,000 Overpayment

The Meigs County EMS and 911 director was overpaid by more than $6,000 according to an audit of Meigs County released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

17
Feb
Ayersville Water and Sewer District Audit Released

More than $61,000 is unaccounted for at the Ayersville Water and Sewer District (Defiance County) according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Jan
Former Director Misused Public Funds

Special Audit: Columbiana County Drug Task Force

A cell phone and wireless plan for the wife of the former Columbiana County Drug Task Force director were paid for with tax dollars, according to a special audit.

30
Dec
$3,500 in Findings Issued in Steubenville Audit

A former Steubenville finance officer is accused of collecting public money but never depositing it into the city’s bank accounts, according to an audit of the City of Steubenville.

30
Dec
Clermont County Medicaid Provider Owes $146,000

The former top billing independent nurse in the state’s Medicaid program claimed payment for overlapping services, according to an audit released today.

16
Dec
Inaction Bred Corruption in Village of Smithfield

A complete lack of monitoring and accounting led to the misuse of public dollars and the failure to meet financial obligations, according to an audit of the Village of Smithfield.

02
Dec
Evidence Grows Against former Niles Employee 

A former employee of the city of Niles was indicted and awaits trial due to the preliminary work of an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Nov
Uhrichsville Fire Chief Overpaid by Nearly $10,000

Two years after implementing salary restrictions, the city of Uhrichsville (Tuscarawas County) had overpaid its fire chief by nearly $10,000.

06
Nov
Cuyahoga County Medicaid Provider Owes $17,447

A Cuyahoga County Medicaid provider failed to obtain proper signatures to verify service deliveries, and failed to maintain proper certifications.

06
Nov
Former Franklin Township Fiscal Officer on the Hook Again

More findings for recovery will be added to the resume of former Franklin Township (Richland County) fiscal officer Cynthia Carroll, according to the township’s 2011-2012 financial audit released today

16
Oct
Lucas County Ambulette Company Owes $137,000

More than 200 billing errors made by TLC Transportation (Lucas County) resulted in overpayments from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM).

09
Oct
Clark County Bank Account Used to Fund Campaign Committee

The Clark County Department of Jobs and Family Services (CCDJFS) transferred $25,000 from an off-book account to a levy campaign.

30
Sep
Retirees Received Substantial Overpayments

Two City of Norwood (Hamilton County) received substantial retirement overpayments, according to an audit of the city released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Sep
Former Health Commissioner Overpaid by $31,000

A former Health Commissioner of the Greene County Joint Combined Health District received an overpayment of more than $31,000.

25
Sep
Former City of Martins Ferry Employee Stole $32,000

A former utility clerk from the city of Martins Ferry stole more than $32,000 in utility payments.

16
Sep
Special Audit: Former Pike County Employee Owes $7,300

A former Chief Deputy Clerk used court funds as a personal ATM, according to a special audit of the Pike County Clerk of Courts Legal Department released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Sep
Franklin County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $13,800

A Franklin County Medicaid provider failed to present required documentation for 75 services, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

 

04
Sep
Medina County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $26,000

A Medina County Medicaid provider had no documentation for more than 100 services, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Aug
Village of Martinsville Family Funneled Funds

Family members illegally ran the Village of Martinsville (Clinton County) and used it funds for personal use, according to an audit released today.

19
Aug
Special Audit: Former Fiscal Officer Lived on Public Dime

The former fiscal officer of Franklin Township (Richland County) financed her lifestyle on the public dime at a cost of nearly $136,000, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

17
Jul
Kentucky Medical Transportation Company Owes Ohio $340,000

Unqualified drivers, rampant errors and a lack of documentation resulted in Medicaid overpayments on 88 percent of Kentucky-based Action Delivery Service’s total reimbursements from 2009-2011.

15
Jul
Hamilton Township Audit Confirms Accounting Failures

Years of inaccurate accounting and budgeting in Hamilton Township went uncorrected and created the financial issues plaguing it today.

02
Jul
Meda-Care Transportation Owes State $170,000

A questionable documentation process led Meda-Care Transportation, Inc. (Hamilton County) to improperly bill Ohio Medicaid, contributing to overpayments of more than $160,000.

19
Jun
Lucas County Ambulette Overpaid by $50,000

Yama Transportation (Lucas County) billed Ohio Medicaid for services it could not have provided, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Jun
Closed Charter School Officials Paid Themselves Through Public Contracts

 The price tag for self-dealing by six officials – three of whom have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing – is nearly $500,000, according to an audit of the now closed Lion of Judah Academy.

03
Jun
Former Rarden Fiscal Officer Failed to Perform Duties

Wrote Checks to Herself and Husband

Illegal expenditures and mismanagement led to overspending in the Village of Rarden (Scioto County), according to a financial audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

15
May
Former Village of Verona Employee Stole Computers to Cover Crimes

Trace evidence was left behind after a former Village of Verona employee stole and destroyed data linking her to the theft of utility payments, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
May
Former South-Western City School District Employee Stole $39,000

A former accounts payable manager took advantage of a poorly monitored checking account at South-Western City School District.

08
May
Sloppy Books Found in Audits of the LEARN and LEAD Academies

Careless bookkeeping led to more than $278,000 in findings for recovery in the audits of former Liberty Local School District conversion schools Liberty Early Academic Resource Nest Academy (2010, 2011 and 2012) and Liberty Exemplary Academic Design Academy (2011 and 2012).

08
May
Kingston Township Improperly Paid for Health Care Costs

Unlawful reimbursements for employee health care costs led to $9,500 in findings for recovery, according to the 2011-2012 audit of Kingston Township (Delaware County) released today by the Auditor of State’s office.

08
May
Unreported Checking Account found at Village of Belmont Volunteer Fire Department

Super Bowl and Christmas parties for the Village of Belmont’s volunteer fire department were partially funded by public dollars, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

22
Apr
Troy Township Funds Used to Cover Gambling Losses

A former fiscal officer used public funds to cover gambling losses, according to a special audit of Troy Township (Delaware County) released today by the Auditor of State’s office.

08
Apr
Former Franklin County Agricultural Society Treasurer Stole $211,000

Former Franklin County Agricultural Society Treasurer Dave Brobst wire transferred public funds to the family farm and John Deere.

03
Apr
Special Audit Issued $92,000 in Findings Against Former Fiscal Officer

A former fiscal officer used public funds for mortgage payments and college tuition, according to a special audit of the Clermont County Central Joint Fire-EMS District released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

03
Apr
Conflict of Interest at Tomorrow Center Community School

 An illegal contract between husband and wife led to more than $53,000 in findings for recovery at Tomorrow Center Community School (Morrow County), according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.   

01
Apr
Elite Academy of the Arts Audits Identify $45,000 in Findings for Recovery

Charter school officials spent public dollars on steak dinners and plane tickets, according to three audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

11
Mar
Putnam County Nurse Owes Ohio Medicaid $260,000

Claims of water damage followed by fire damage were made by a Putnam County Medicaid provider who failed to maintain required documentation of service delivery, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Mar
Village of Rutland Riddled with Problems

Two former employees stole more than $82,000 from the Village of Rutland (Meigs County), according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
Feb
Crimes of Former Fiscal Officer Haunt Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy

Details of the taxpayer-financed posh lifestyles of two former Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy officials continue to surface nearly one year after their indictments, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

25
Feb
Greater Heights Academy Audits Identify $630,000 in Findings for Recovery

 A former board member of the now closed Greater Heights Academy (Cuyahoga County) demanded and accepted more than half of a million dollars of improper payments, according to four audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Feb
Lion of Judah Academy Owes $1.3 Million, Carl Shye Involved

Three financial audits detail why five administrators of the Lion of Judah Academy (Cuyahoga County) were indicted on charges related to nearly $1.3 million in findings for recovery.

31
Jan
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Today’s indictment of Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly is the result, in part, from audit findings from 2011 and 2012 by Auditor of State Dave Yost that Mr. Kelly had improperly paid for personal clothing, meals and party supplies using public funds.

02
Jan
Brimfield Township Continues to Overpay Trustees

Brimfield Township Trustees were overcompensated for a second time, according to a 2012 financial audit released today.

31
Dec
Findings Issued in Audit of Brown County

Various accounting errors led to nearly $72,000 in findings for recovery issued in the 2012 audit of Brown County released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Dec
Findings Show Former Pickaway County Employee Owes $15,000

Former Pickaway County Treasurer’s Office employee Gale Fouch was convicted of misappropriating tax payments and ordered to pay restitution in August, 2012. However, more than $15,000 is still missing.

19
Dec
Problems Persist with Finances in Cheshire Township

A finding for recovery and a laundry list of citations have pointed to Cheshire Township (Gallia County) fiscal officer Virginia Letson for the second time.

10
Dec
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning former Columbus City School District Area Treasurer Tina Dorsey.

10
Dec
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning former Columbus City School District Area Treasurer Tina Dorsey.

05
Dec
Kentucky Nurse Owes Ohio Medicaid $219,000

 No response and no documentation left auditors unable to express an opinion regarding licensed practical nurse Candy Cain’s compliance with Medicaid regulations.

05
Dec
Kentucky Nurse Owes Ohio Medicaid $219,000

 No response and no documentation left auditors unable to express an opinion regarding licensed practical nurse Candy Cain’s compliance with Medicaid regulations.

03
Dec
Former Care Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $155,000

A lack of supporting documentation led auditors to identify an overpayment of more than $155,000.

03
Dec
$70,000 in Findings Issued in Community School's Final Audit

 Sloppy book keeping at the Legacy Academy for Leaders and the Arts’ (Mahoning County) continued until the very end, according to the closeout audit of the community school released today.

26
Nov
Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $181,000

No response and no documentation left auditors unable to express an opinion regarding former Medicaid provider Sharon Rivera’s compliance with Medicaid regulations, according to an audit released today.

13
Nov
Ambulette Company Owes Ohio Medicaid $1 million

State auditors had to go digging into a basement for records to complete the audit of Cuyahoga County-based Greathouse Medical Transportation, LLC.

07
Nov
Former Executive Director owes Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority $3,000

More than 30 unsupported credit card purchases, a missing iPhone and an unauthorized cell phone line contributed to the $3,216 in findings for recovery against former Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority executive director Vicki Maple. 

07
Nov
Ambulette Company Owes Ohio Medicaid $71,000

Franklin County-based ambulette service Caring Hands Transportation of Ohio, LLC owes Ohio Medicaid $71,000.

06
Nov
Problems Persist at the Richard Allen Schools

Unlawful contract changes and potential conflicts of interest continue to cause problems at the four Richard Allen Schools.

22
Oct
Improper Purchases Made by Medina City School's Superintendent

 A review released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost confirmed that the superintendent of the Medina City School District misused public funds.

10
Oct
Forgery and Undocumented Credit Card Use Uncovered in Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools

Strong internal controls at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District (Cuyahoga County) caught a $3,000 theft by a former employee.

19
Sep
$2,400 in Missing Money Identified in Audit of Hamilton County

A former Property Unit supervisor swiped $2,400 from the Sheriff’s Property Division, according to an audit of Hamilton County released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Aug
Lax Debit Card Use Found at General Chappie James Leadership Academy

More than $4,300 in undocumented debit card purchases led to a finding for recovery in an audit of the General Chappie James Leadership Academy (Montgomery County).

29
Aug
Former Glenford Fiscal Officer Overpaid Herself

A former Village of Glenford (Perry County) fiscal officer advanced herself more than $8,500 that she never repaid according to an audit released today.

15
Aug
Special Audit Confirms Missing Money in Arlington Heights

Two former court clerks are on the hook for more than $260,000 in missing village funds, according to a special audit of the Village of Arlington Heights Mayor’s Court released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Aug
Former Library Fiscal Officer Misused Funds

Toys-R-Us gift cards, an iPod Shuffle, movies and video games are among the more than $46,000 in personal purchases made by the former Kinsman Free Public Library fiscal officer.

30
Jul
Findings Issued Against Former Brown County Deputy Clerk

A former Brown County Deputy Clerk completed 86 checks for amounts in excess of those due to pay vehicle title fees and sales tax.

23
Jul
Former Fayette County Memorial Hospital Accountant Stole Funds

A former staff accountant stole more than $26,000 from the Fayette County Memorial Hospital according to an audit released today.

16
Jul
Law Enforcement Funds Misused in Athens County

 Funds used for items not related to law enforcement led to more than $5,700 in findings for recovery according to an audit of Athens County released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Jul
More Findings Issued Against Hamm and Millard

Audit of Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy Released

Expensive dinners, excursions for staff members, and salary overpayments continue to pile up at the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy (CCPA).

09
Jul
Former Financial Officer Overpaid Herself

The former Belmont Harrison Juvenile District Financial Officer overpaid herself by over $14,500, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Jul
Ambulette Company Found to Owe Ohio Medicaid More Than $400k

Medicaid patients were driven by unqualified drivers and records were kept in piles on the floor, according to an audit of Cuyahoga County-based ambulette service provider Kafaru Medical Transportation, LLC released today

02
Jul
Former Oxford Visitors and Convention Bureau Employee Abused Credit Card and Petty Cash Fund

Taxpayers picked up the tab for a former employee's days of pampering and parking tickets, according to an audit released today.

20
Jun
Former Teacher Takes $46,000 from Warren City School District

Former Warren City Schools (Trumbull County) teacher Len Redmond misappropriated more than $46,000 from school district athletic funds.

18
Jun
Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy Special Audit Released

Nearly $520,000 in Findings Issued

Professional football season tickets, trips to the theatre, travel expenses and cocktails are just a few of the nearly $520,000 in items for which taxpayers picked up the tab.

18
Jun
More than $15,000 Owed to Henry County Water and Sewer District

More than $15,000 in customer utility payments has been collected by the Village of Florida but not paid to the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District.

11
Jun
Woodlawn Audit Reveals Messy Records

Sloppy record-keeping at the Village of Woodlawn (Hamilton County) led to more than $15,000 in findings for recovery and a lengthy list of citations.

28
May
Ambulette Company Found to Owe Medicaid more than $58,000 for Undocumented Service

Franklin County-based ambulette service Angels on Assignment Home Health Agency owes $58,000 to Ohio Medicaid because of inadequate documentation for billed charges.

14
May
Village of Glenford Fiscal Officer Overpaid Herself by $7,570

Signing her own paychecks and paying herself too much money led to $7,570 in findings against the former fiscal officer of the Village of Glenford.

09
May
Special Audit Confirms Payroll Tampering

A human resources manager at the Columbiana County Engineer’s office tinkered with her husband’s timesheets to increase his pay by $5,200, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Apr
Special Audit of Cleveland Charter School Racks Up $1.3 Million in Findings

Employees’ illegal relationships with vendors and shoddy bookkeeping led to more than $1.3 million in findings for recovery issued in the special audit of the Cleveland Academy of Scholarship, Technology, and Leadership Enterprise (CASTLE) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Apr
Ambulette Company Owes $443,000 to Ohio Medicaid

Providing transportation without first getting necessary doctors’ permission is among $443,000 in recommended Medicaid findings against Summit County-based provider Community Care on Wheels.

04
Apr
Columbus City Schools Audit Released

Nearly $28,000 in Findings for Recovery Issued; Recommendations to Improve Attendance Reporting Included

Nearly $28,000 in findings for recovery, $46,546 in federal questioned costs, and inaccurate attendance data were identified in the regular financial audit of the Columbus City School District.

04
Apr
Audit: $31,000 Stolen by Sheriff’s Lieutenant

$10,000 Still Owed to Taxpayers after Court Restitution

Surveillance video helped establish several counts of theft in office against a Coshocton County Sheriff’s lieutenant, James MacDonald, who was sentenced in January to six months in jail.

04
Apr
Home Health Company Owes Ohio Medicaid $713,000

Failure to document services, not following doctor-prescribed plans of care, and ineligible family members used as health aides are among more than $713,000 in recommended findings.

02
Apr
Findings Issued in Closed Charter School Audit

Undocumented expenditures made by the treasurer of the International College Preparatory Academy led to more than $4,500 in findings for recovery.

28
Mar
Findings Issued Against Three South-Western City Schools Athletic Directors

Questionable expenditures made with outside athletic bank accounts led to nearly $7,000 in findings for recovery issued in an audit of the South-Western City School District.

12
Mar
Findings Issued at Four Cleveland-Area Community Schools

A community school sponsor was overpaid by nearly $20,000 due to inaccurate attendance records, according to audits released today of four Cleveland-area community schools.

28
Feb
Continued Mismanagement Found at Richard Allen Community Schools

Nearly $860,000 is owed to Ohio’s taxpayers due to uncollected money and unlawful contract changes at the Richard Allen Academy Community Schools.

12
Feb
Toledo Medicaid Psychiatrist Charged $24,000

Doctor Failed to Document Tax-paid Services

Failure to document services cost Toledo-based psychiatrist Bhupinder S. Chahal, M.D. (Lucas County) $24,000 in Ohio Medicaid charge-backs.

24
Jan
Audit Uncovers More Than $145,000 Theft by Former Assistant Treasurer

Marietta City Schools is out more than $145,000 due to a former assistant treasurer who wrote 213 illegal checks to herself, according to an audit of the district released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
Jan
Former McClure Police Chief Cited for Charging Family, Personal Phone Use to Village

Former Police Chief Miguel Trevino used taxpayer dollars to pay for his daughter’s cell phone, and now owes that money to the Village of McClure.

15
Jan
Former Painesville Schools Employee Bought Personal Items on Taxpayer Dime

A former Painesville Local Schools (Lake County) employee filled her kitchen cupboards with $1,777 in food paid for by taxpayers, according to the 2012 audit of the district released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

01
Jan
Findings Show Former Pickaway County Employee Owes $15,000

Former Pickaway County Treasurer’s Office employee Gale Fouch was convicted of misappropriating tax payments and ordered to pay restitution in August, 2012. However, more than $15,000 is still missing.

20
Dec
Special Audit Confirms Missing Money at Ashland County-City Health Department

Nearly $90,000 in payments for health services went missing under the watch of a former Ashland County-City Health Department administrative assistant, as confirmed by a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Dec
Litchfield Township Audit Finds Improper Pension “Pick-Ups”

Litchfield Township (Medina County) paid for trustee and fiscal officer retirement contributions that should have been paid for by the officials themselves.

20
Dec
Audit Rejects $114,000 in Medicaid Personal Care Charges

Despite three efforts by Ohio Medicaid to provide education and training for Cuyahoga County-based provider Kareemah Abdullah, a personal care aide, she repeatedly failed to properly document her services.

18
Dec
Board Members Fail to Follow Payment Policy

Board members of the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy (Hamilton County) failed to follow their own compensation policy during a three year period, resulting in improper overpayments totaling $2,325.

13
Dec
Taxpayers Paid for Extra Nights in Chicago Hotel for Charter School Headmaster

Taxpayers were stuck with the bill for two extra nights stay in Chicago for the headmaster of the New Day Academy Boarding and Day School (Cuyahoga County).

13
Dec
Bellaire Audit Confirms Former Utility Clerk’s Theft

More than $18,000 in utility payments went into the pockets of the Village of Bellaire’s (Belmont County) former utility clerk, as confirmed in an audit of the village released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Nov
Convention and Visitors Bureau Audit Identifies $6,515 in Misspent Funds

An audit released today identified more than $6,500 in improper spending, including double travel-reimbursements, by the former director of the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau (Ross County).

08
Nov
Former Fiscal Officer Indicted on 30 Counts of Theft in Office

A former Augusta Township (Carroll County) fiscal officer was indicted Wednesday on 30 counts of theft in office.

23
Oct
Audit Rejects $1.5 Million in Medicaid Provider Charges

Medicaid provider Total Home Health Care (Franklin County) owes the state more than $1.6 million for unauthorized or undocumented charges for home health services, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Oct
Audit Identifies $9,700 in Missing Funds at Village of Jerusalem

Falsified authorization to increase her own pay and writing checks to her own family members—then endorsing them herself—were among findings in excess of $9,700 issued against the former clerk of the Village of Jerusalem (Monroe County).

16
Oct
Nearly $4.2 Million Stolen from Cuyahoga Heights Schools

Nearly $4.2 million was stolen from the Cuyahoga Heights School District by a former IT director according to a special audit of the district released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Oct
Audit Confirms $9,700 in Missing Funds at Clermont County General Health District

A former secretary currently under indictment for theft is cited for $9,700 in missing funds in an audit report released today for the Clermont County General Health District by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Oct
Findings Issued Against Former Coshocton County Airport Fiscal Officer

The Coshocton County Regional Airport Authority foot the bill for their former fiscal officer’s personal cell phone and undocumented credit card purchases, according to an audit of Coshocton County released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Oct
$14,335 Audit Findings at Village of Albany

Chronic failure to document expenditures led to more than $14,000 in findings for recovery at the Village of Albany (Athens County), according to an audit report released today by the Auditor of State’s office.

04
Oct
More than $22,000 in Findings Issued in Falls Township Audit

Using a township credit card for personal purchases and improperly increasing benefits for elected officials led to $22,640 in findings for recovery issued in the audit of Falls Township (Muskingum County.

27
Sep
Henry County Commissioner Indicted for Conflict of Interest

Henry County Commissioner Richard Myers was indicted Wednesday by the Henry County Grand Jury on one count of felony unlawful interest in a public contract, following an investigation by the Auditor of State’s office.

25
Sep
Missing Lunch Money at Hillsboro Elementary School

Missing lunch money led to more than $6,500 in findings for recovery issued in an audit of the Hillsboro City School District (Highland County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Sep
Medicaid Dollars Go Undocumented

Findings Issued Against Healthcare Provider

Insufficient records and care given that was never ordered by a doctor led to more than $195,000 in findings issued in the Medicaid provider audit of Carol S. Sito, LPN, of Ashtabula County.

11
Sep
Overpayments and Ethics Issues in Charter School Audit

Possible ethics violations, an overpayment to an employee and fiscal issues plague the Value Learning and Teaching Academy (Hamilton County), according to the 2011 audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.   Findings for recovery total $3,333.

11
Sep
Washington Township Cited for Bad Books, Inaccurate Statements

Poor overall recordkeeping and reporting in Washington Township (Tuscarawas County), along with undocumented expenditures of more than $1,900, were among the citations in an audit report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Aug
Student Fees Missing at Warrensville Heights School District

More than $13,000 in student fees is missing from the Warrensville Heights City School District (Cuyahoga County), according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Aug
Audit Finds Overpayments for Rescue Services

Overpayments for contracted services between the Tri-Village Ambulance District (Darke County) and Tri-Village Rescue Services led to more than $30,000 in findings for recovery.

21
Aug
Sloppy Bookkeeping Found in Closed Charter School Audit

Public funds paid for the personal court costs of a board member at the now closed Ashe Cultural Center community school Elite Academy of the Arts (Cuyahoga County).

24
Jul
Taxpayer Dollars Missing in Springboro Building and Zoning Department

More than $2,000 in public money went missing under the watch of a former secretary for the City of Springboro Building and Zoning Department (Warren County), according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Jul
Gift & Procurement Cards Lead to a $95,000 Finding at Wright State University

Nearly $50,000 in missing gift cards at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University (Greene County) was identified in an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Jul
Brown Township Payroll Mistake

Out-of-pocket Drug Co-Pays Not an Allowable Employee Benefit

Brown Township (Carroll County) mistakenly approved $5,000 in reimbursements for health insurance expenses not allowed under Ohio law, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

17
Jul
Audit Reveals $42,000 Double Payment by Village of Carrollton

More than $42,000 was nearly lost to the Village of Carrollton (Carroll County) because of a mistaken double payment to a contractor that went uncorrected for more than a year, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

17
Jul
Audit Finds Nearly $4,500 in Undocumented Purchases

A shopping trip at Best Buy resulted in nearly $4,500 of questionable purchases by the Imagine Schools on Superior (Stark County), according to an audit of the community school released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
Jul
Former Treasurer Took Unexcused Absences

The former school treasurer was absent from work 42 times without using leave, according to an audit of the Northwest Local School District (Scioto County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. More than $11,000 in findings for recovery was issued.

10
Jul
Fiscal Officer, Trustees Overpaid in Franklin Township

Franklin Township (Richland County) trustees and the fiscal officer were overpaid by more than $18,000 in 2009 and 2010, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Jul
Former Leetonia Water Lab Assistant Charged with Stealing Payments

A total of $1,700 was found missing from the Village of Leetonia (Columbiana County) Water Lab, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

19
Jun
Nearly $170,000 in Findings Issued in Final Carter G. Woodson Institute Audit

Sketchy payments and poor records at the Carter G. Woodson Institute (Montgomery County) led to $168,772 in findings for recovery, according to the school’s closeout audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

14
Jun
Audit Rejects $28,000 in Treasurer Health Insurance Reimbursements at Berea City Schools

Berea City Schools (Cuyahoga County) Treasurer Randal Scherf overpaid himself nearly $28,000 in medical insurance expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

12
Jun
Missing Cash in Police Evidence Room Reported in Audit

Nearly $3,000 was identified as missing from the Village of Leesburg (Highland County) police evidence room in an audit report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Jun
Township Cash Payments $12,000 More than Allowed

Although Ohio law permits townships to pay employees cash in lieu of health insurance, Goshen Township (Clermont County) exceeded allowable amounts for such payments by nearly $12,000, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
May
Shye's List of Debt Grows

Carl Shye’s list of debts to taxpayer grows by more than $52,000 with today’s release of the closeout audit of the New City Community School (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
May
Crooksville School Treasurer Overpaid Himself

The Crooksville Exempted Village School District (Perry County) treasurer overpaid himself by $23,000 according to the district’s 2011 audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

22
May
Former Superintendent, Treasurer Fail to Document Credit Card Use

A former school superintendent and treasurer used the district credit card for $6,710 in hotels and airfare without providing documentation according to an audit of Warrensville Heights City School District (Cuyahoga County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

17
May
Shye Continues to Stick Taxpayers with the Bills

Add another $95,139 to embattled charter school Treasurer Carl Shye’s list of debts to taxpayers with today’s release of the Arts Academy, Arts Academy West and Patriot Preparatory Academy audits by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

15
May
Nearly $6,000 in Insurance Overpayment at Clark Township

An audit of Clark Township (Coshocton County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost found $5,889 in overpayments for employee health insurance reimbursements to two employees.

03
May
$13,000 in Village Water Bill Payment Not Deposited

A former village water clerk failed to deposit more than $13,000 in cash payments for water bills to the Village of South Amherst (Lorain County), according to an audit of the village released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Apr
Liberty School Treasurer Illegally Paid Herself

Despite a contract agreement that did not provide for extra pay, the treasurer of the Liberty Local School District (Trumbull County) paid herself nearly $5,000 for work done at the district’s charter school, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

22
Mar
Over a Half Million Dollars in Findings Issued

Greater Achievement Community School Closeout Audit Released

Public money deposited into the superintendent’s personal bank account and overall terrible bookkeeping at the Greater Achievement Community School led to $578,357 in findings for recovery in the closeout audit (fiscal years 2004-2010) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.