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Former Fiscal Officer Owes Village for Unsupported Payments
Columbus – 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.
Auditors determined that former Fiscal Officer Christina Reed did not maintain proper documentation to support four payments totaling $747 that she made with a village debit card during 2015.
“Governments should never leave taxpayers questioning how their hard-earned dollars are spent,” Auditor Yost said. “Complete records eliminate the guesswork and provide citizens with confidence in their elected leaders.”
The debit card payments were issued to the following vendors with amounts drawn from the Sewer Fund:
- Voelker Controls – $249
- SunSource – $200
- Grainger – $192
- Bristow’s – $106
Supporting documentation also was absent for a $15 check written to a village employee at the end of 2015. The amount came from the village’s Fire Fund.
Auditors issued a $762 finding for recovery against Reed for the unsupported expenditures.
A full copy of this report is available online.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.