2022

28
Nov
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, November 29, 2022

For Immediate Release

21
Nov
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, November 22, 2022

For Immediate Release

16
Nov
Audit Advisory for Thursday, November 17, 2022

For Immediate Release

16
Nov
Jury Returns Guilty Verdicts Against Dover Mayor Following Auditor of State’s Office Investigation into Pocketed Wedding Fees

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen was found guilty Wednesday on multiple criminal counts following a jury trial in Tuscarawas County prompted by allegations that he pocketed wedding fees that should have been directed to the city, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

15
Nov
Findings for Recovery Issued Against Hamersville Police Chief for Unsupported Reimbursements

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The Auditor of State’s Office issued findings for recovery Tuesday totaling $753 for improper expense reimbursements and unsupported purchases by the police chief for the Village of Hamersville in Brown County.

14
Nov
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, November 15, 2022

For Immediate Release

10
Nov
$21,000-plus in Findings for Recovery Included in 2019-2020 Audit of the Village of Spencerville in Allen County

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Findings for recovery of more than $21,000 were issued against officials in the Village of Spencerville in Allen County after employees were overcompensated and bills were paid late, resulting in penalty and interest fees, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Thursday.

10
Nov
Final Findings for Recovery Issued Against Former Nelsonville Deputy Auditor Following Fraud Convictions, Prison Sentence

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Findings for Recovery of $336,325 were formally issued Thursday against the former deputy auditor of the City of Nelsonville, who was twice convicted and is serving a 59-month prison sentence after she was caught stealing from the public coffers, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

09
Nov
Audit Advisory for Thursday, November 10, 2022

For Immediate Release

09
Nov
Former Painesville Schools Secretary Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail, Ordered to Make Restitution Following Theft in Office Conviction

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A former secretary for the Painesville City Local Schools has been sentenced to 60 days in the Lake County Jail and two years of community control after pleading guilty in Lake County Common Pleas Court to stealing from the district, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

02
Nov
Former Swanton Utility Clerk Indicted in Fulton County in Theft of Nearly $65,000 in Village Receipts

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The former utility clerk for the Village of Swanton is facing felony charges in the theft of nearly $65,000, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Tuesday.

 

01
Nov
Former Vinton Township Fiscal Officer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Public Funds for Personal Expenses, Including Roadside Zoo Costs

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The former fiscal officer for Vinton Township in Vinton County has pleaded guilty to multiple criminal counts after he stole more than $287,500 in public funds for personal expenses, including costs associated with a roadside zoo he operated, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

31
Oct
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, November 01, 2022

For Immediate Release

26
Oct
Audit Advisory for Thursday, October 27, 2022

For Immediate Release

24
Oct
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, October 25, 2022

For Immediate Release

19
Oct
Audit Advisory for Thursday, October 20, 2022

For Immediate Release

17
Oct
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, October 18, 2022

For Immediate Release

12
Oct
Audit Advisory for Thursday, October 13, 2022

For Immediate Release

10
Oct
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, October 11, 2022

For Immediate Release

05
Oct
Audit Advisory for Thursday, October 06, 2022

For Immediate Release

03
Oct
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, October 04, 2022

For Immediate Release

29
Sep
Findings for Recovery Withdrawn Against North College Hill Officials after Credit Card Transactions Verified

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The Auditor of State’s Office has withdrawn findings for recovery against several North College Hill officials after city administration provided documentation confirming questioned credit card transactions were for a proper public purpose.

 

26
Sep
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

For Immediate Release

22
Sep
Finding for Recovery of $2,672 Issued Against Former Washington Township Fiscal Officer

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A finding for recovery of $2,672 was issued Thursday against the former fiscal officer for Washington Township in Tuscarawas County after she failed to remit tax withholdings on employees’ earnings, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Thursday.

22
Sep
Findings for Recovery of $5,000-plus Issued Against Two Former Pike County Officials, Both Convicted of Theft in Office

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Findings for recovery of more than $5,000 were issued Thursday against two former Pike County officials who were convicted of theft in office, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

22
Sep
New Audit Spotlights Ways for Co-located Colleges and Universities to Share Services, Ultimately Reduce Costs for Ohio Families

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Ohio colleges and universities that share campuses should increasingly collaborate on staffing, facilities, security, and other services as part of efforts to reduce costs for students and their families, according to a new report released by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office Thursday.

19
Sep
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

For Immediate Release

19
Sep
Special Investigations Unit Seeking Information on payments for headstone footers/foundations at Fairview Cemetery in Logan County

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The Auditor of State’s Office-Special Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation into potential irregularities regarding the payment for headstone footers/foundations at Fairview Cemetery located in Quincy (Logan County).

 

16
Sep
Former Clark County Auditor’s Office Employee Sentenced to 7 years in Prison, Ordered to Make Restitution of $1.8 Million

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A former employee of the Clark County Auditor’s Office was sentenced to 7 years in prison and ordered to repay the $1.8 million in public funds he stole through a phony vendor scheme, Auditor of State Keith Faber said.

12
Sep
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, September 13, 2022

For Immediate Release

06
Sep
Findings for Recovery for Improper Expenditures, Other Issues Noted in 2017-18 Audit of the Hamilton County Ag Society

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Findings for recovery were issued against two people for improper expenditures by the Hamilton County Agricultural Society, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Tuesday. 

05
Sep
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, September 06, 2022

For Immediate Release

30
Aug
Finding for Recovery of $17,861 Issued Against Former Knox County Engineer’s Office Employee Following Theft, Fraud Convictions

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A finding for recovery of $17,861 was issued Tuesday against the former fiscal officer for the Knox County Engineer’s Office, who was sentenced to prison earlier this year after admitting he used a county credit card to make personal purchases, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced. 

29
Aug
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, August 30, 2022

For Immediate Release

26
Aug
Former Clark County Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of $1.8 Million

For Immediate Release

Columbus A former employee in the Clark County Auditor’s Office has pleaded guilty to two criminal counts, admitting he stole $1.8 million in public funds through a scheme involving phony vendor payments, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Friday. 

24
Aug
Former Painesville City LSD Secretary Indicted for Theft of Preschool Tuition Payments, Improper Account Withdrawals

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A former secretary for the Painesville City Local School District has been indicted on theft-related charges after investigators determined she pocketed more than $10,000 in receipts, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Wednesday.

24
Aug
Audit Advisory for Thursday, August 25, 2022

For Immediate Release

22
Aug
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, August 23, 2022

For Immediate Release

18
Aug
Audit Advisory for Thursday, August 18, 2022

For Immediate Release

16
Aug
Ohio Families Saved More Than $163 Million in 2021 Through College Credit Plus, and Even More Teens Could Be Earning Credits

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Middle and high school students enrolled in the state’s College Credit Plus (CCP) program saved more than $163 million in tuition costs in 2021, an average of $4,368 per family, according to a new report issued Tuesday by Auditor of State Keith Faber.

15
Aug
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, August 16, 2022

For Immediate Release

11
Aug
Former Fort Loramie Fiscal Officer Indicted for Theft in Office, Tampering with Records for Nearly $14,000 in Missing Receipts

For Immediate Release

Columbus The former fiscal officer for Fort Loramie has been indicted in Shelby County following an investigation into nearly $14,000 in missing Village receipts, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Thursday. 

 

10
Aug
Audit Advisory for Thursday, August 11, 2022

For Immediate Release

09
Aug
Orphan Well Program Moving in the Right Direction, but More Work Needed to Cap Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells

For Immediate Release

Columbus The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has steadily increased the number of abandoned oil and gas wells plugged throughout the state over the past decade, but the agency is still spending only about half of the funding required, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

08
Aug
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

For Immediate Release

03
Aug
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022

For Immediate Release

02
Aug
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022

For Immediate Release

27
Jul
Audit Advisory for Thursday, July 28, 2022

For Immediate Release

26
Jul
Former Hartford Fair Fiscal Officer Indicted on Theft, Related Counts

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The former financial secretary/fiscal officer of the Hartford Independent Agricultural Society in Licking County has been indicted on theft and related counts, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Tuesday.

25
Jul
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, July 26, 2022

For Immediate Release

21
Jul
Auditor of State’s Office Receives Top Honors in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office received top honors for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for the 25th consecutive year.

20
Jul
Audit Advisory for Thursday, July 21, 2022

For Immediate Release

18
Jul
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, July 19, 2022

For Immediate Release

13
Jul
Audit Advisory for Thursday, July 14, 2022

For Immediate Release

12
Jul
Former Village of Risingsun Fiscal Officer Pleads Guilty to Felony Count of Theft in Office

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The former Fiscal Officer for the Village of Risingsun has pleaded guilty to a single count of theft in office (a third-degree felony) following an investigation by the Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit.

11
Jul
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, July 12, 2022

For Immediate Release

07
Jul
Finding for Recovery for Late Fees and Penalties, Other Issues Identified in Madison Township 2018 and 2019 Audit

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A finding for recovery of $25,144 was issued Thursday against the Fiscal Officer of Madison Township in Butler County to recoup fees charged for late tax filings and bill payments, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

06
Jul
Audit Advisory for Thursday, July 7, 2022

For Immediate Release

05
Jul
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, July 5, 2022

For Immediate Release

30
Jun
Finding for Recovery Issued Against Current and Former Directors of Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority over Late Fees

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A finding for recovery of $966 was issued Thursday against the current and former executive directors of the Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority for late fees on bills paid after their due dates.

29
Jun
Audit Advisory for Thursday, June 30, 2022

For Immediate Release

28
Jun
Auditor Faber Again Declares Village of Belmore ‘Unauditable’

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office last week sent a letter to Belmore in Putnam County declaring the Village “unauditable” for the eighth consecutive year. The Village was declared “unauditable” for the period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021, due to inadequate records to complete an audit.

28
Jun
Findings for Recovery of $16,404 Issued Against Former Fiscal Officer for the Village of Neville

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Findings for recovery of $16,404 were issued Tuesday in favor of the Village of Neville in Clermont County, after a former fiscal officer used a Village debit card for personal purchases, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

28
Jun
Findings for Recovery of $117 million-plus issued against defunct Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

For Immediate Release

Columbus – Findings for recovery of more than $117 million were issued Tuesday against the defunct Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) for public funds it improperly received during its final years of operation, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

27
Jun
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

For Immediate Release

22
Jun
Audit Advisory for Thursday, June 23, 2022

For Immediate Release

21
Jun

For Immediate Release

21
Jun
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, June 21, 2022

For Immediate Release

15
Jun
Audit Advisory for Thursday, June 16, 2022

For Immediate Release

13
Jun
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, June 14, 2022

For Immediate Release

08
Jun
Audit Advisory for Thursday, June 9, 2022

For Immediate Release

06
Jun
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, June 7, 2022

For Immediate Release

01
Jun
Audit Advisory for Thursday, June 2, 2022

For Immediate Release

31
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 31, 2022

For Immediate Release

25
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 26, 2022

For Immediate Release

23
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 24, 2022

For Immediate Release

18
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 19, 2022

For Immediate Release

16
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 17, 2022

For Immediate Release

11
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 12, 2022

For Immediate Release

10
May
Auditor of State’s Office Identifies Nearly $691,000 in Improper Medicaid Payments to Warren County Pharmacy

For Immediate Release

Columbus – State auditors identified nearly $691,000 in improper Medicaid payments to a Warren County business for durable medical equipment it could not prove was delivered to patients or was otherwise not authorized to provide, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Tuesday.

10
May
Former Pike County CVB Executive Director Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Make Restitution of $6,805.54

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The former head of the Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau pleaded guilty Tuesday in Pike County Common Pleas Court to two criminal counts in the theft of more than $6,800, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

09
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 10, 2022

For Immediate Release

05
May
Finding for Recovery, Partially Repaid Under Audit, Issued Against Former Licking Heights School District Employee

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A finding for recovery was issued against a former Licking Heights Local Schools dispatcher and secretary convicted of stealing money meant to cover criminal background checks of District employees, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Thursday.

05
May
Finding for Recovery, Partially Repaid Under Audit, Issued Against Former Mayor’s Court Clerk for the Village of Elmwood Place

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A finding for recovery of $61,028 has been issued against the former mayor’s court clerk for Elmwood Place in Hamilton County, who was convicted for stealing $46,920 from the Village, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Thursday.

04
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 5, 2022

For Immediate Release

26
Apr
Additional Felony Counts Filed Against Former Clark County Auditor’s Office Employee

For Immediate Release

Columbus – A former employee of the Clark County Auditor’s Office, who allegedly stole more than $1.8 million in public funds through a scheme involving phony vendor payments, is facing additional criminal charges, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Tuesday.

26
Apr
Former Springboro Superintendent Sentenced Following Convictions in Mileage Reimbursement Scheme

For Immediate Release

 

Columbus – The former superintendent of Springboro Community City Schools in Warren County was ordered to make restitution of more than $2,500 and sentenced to three years of probation after he was convicted of stealing mileage reimbursements from the district, Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigation Unit announced.

 

18
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 19, 2022

For Immediate Release

13
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 14, 2022

For Immediate Release

12
Apr
Auditor Faber Calls for Updated Strategic Plan for Higher Ed Facilities as Enrollment Increasingly Shifts Online

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) should ensure the state’s public colleges and universities are submitting up-to-date information annually about their facilities – data that are needed in determining future capital investments for maintaining aging buildings, constructing new ones, or shifting resources to accommodate increasingly online learning, according to an audit released Tuesday by Auditor of State Keith Faber.

11
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 12, 2022

For Immediate Release

08
Apr
Former Nelsonville Deputy Auditor Guilty on Additional Counts, Ordered to Repay Another $40,000-plus

For Immediate Release

Columbus – The former deputy auditor of the City of Nelsonville, already in prison on felony convictions after she was caught stealing from the city payroll, was ordered to repay an additional $40,000-plus she admitted pocketing in a separate scheme.

06
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 7, 2022

For Immediate Release

04
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 5, 2022

For Immediate Release

30
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 31, 2022

For Immediate Release

28
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 29, 2022

For Immediate Release

23
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 24, 2022

For Immediate Release:

21
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 22, 2022

For Immediate Release

16
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 17, 2022

For Immediate Release

14
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 15, 2022

For Immediate Release

09
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 10, 2022

For Immediate Release

07
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 8, 2022

For Immediate Release

02
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 3, 2022

For Immediate Release

28
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 1, 2022

For Immediate Release

23
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 24, 2022

For Immediate Release

21
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 22, 2022

For Immediate Release

17
Feb
Meigs County Audit Sprinkled with Findings

For immediate release

11
Feb
Pike County Auditor Indicted for Stealing more than $2,600

Auditor Keith Faber’s SIU team investigated the theft and will prosecute the case

24
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 25, 2022

For Immediate Release

17
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 18, 2022

For Immediate Release