Audit Finds Overpayment Problem in Nimishillen Township Road Department
For Immediate Release
Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office released the 2019-2020 Nimishillen Township (Stark County) financial audit. The audit included multiple findings for recovery after several road department employees were overpaid.
After a series of overpayments and underpayments due to incorrect rates in 2019 and 2020, road department employees Jacob Dawson, Cory Neff, and Interim Superintendent Jamie May were overpaid $1,023, $1,102 and $25, respectively. Findings for recovery were issued against the three employees for the overpaid amounts.
Former Township Fiscal Officer Brian Kandel and his bonding company will be jointly and severally liable in the amount of $345 in favor of Nimishillen Township and current Fiscal Officer Todd Bosley and his bonding company will be jointly and severally liable for the remaining $1,805.
Despite implementing a new timesheet system for all other departments of the Township, the Township has not addressed the issues that allowed for these overpayments by exempting the road department from the system. The lack of checks on the road department payroll is an ongoing problem for the Township that needs to be corrected.
The full report is available on the AOS website using Audit Search.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.