2024

12
Jun
Audit Advisory for Thursday, June 13, 2024

For Immediate Release

11
Jun
Finding for Recovery of $5,605 Issued Against Former Lima-Allen RPC Finance Director Following Theft in Office Conviction

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS — A finding for recovery of $5,605 was issued Tuesday against the former finance director for the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission, who was convicted of misusing a Commission credit card for personal gain.

11
Jun
Crestline Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft in Office, Tampering with Records

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS — The chief of the Crestline Fire Department pleaded guilty Monday to two criminal charges after investigators determined he previously worked full-time jobs for multiple public agencies simultaneously, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

10
Jun
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, June 11, 2024

For Immediate Release

05
Jun
Audit Advisory for Thursday, June 06, 2024

For Immediate Release

03
Jun
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, June 04, 2024

For Immediate Release

29
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 30, 2024

For Immediate Release

27
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 28, 2024

For Immediate Release

23
May
Former Director of Purchasing Latest Columbus Zoo Employee Facing Criminal Charges in Alleged Theft of $2.29 Million

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Another former Columbus Zoo official has been charged as part of a larger investigation into the alleged theft of more than $2.29 million, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

22
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 23, 2024

For Immediate Release

21
May
Finding for Recovery of $46,337 Issued Against Two Former Greene Township Fiscal Officers over Late Fees and Interest

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $46,337 was issued Tuesday against two former fiscal officers for Greene Township in Trumbull County over penalties that resulted from late remittances and tax filings.

20
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 21, 2024

For Immediate Release

16
May
New Performance Audit Includes Recommendations to Address Fiscal Emergency at the Mt. Healthy City School District

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Mt. Healthy City Schools hired dozens of new teachers and staff members and completed about $18 million in building projects without formal plans or ongoing funding to sustain its operations, state auditors determined in a recent review.

15
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 16, 2024

For Immediate Release

14
May
Compliance Audit Identifies $236,479 in Improper Medicaid Payments and Interest to Franklin County Ambulance Service

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – State auditors identified $210,585 in improper Medicaid payments over a two-year period to a Columbus ambulance service, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Tuesday.

13
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 14, 2024

For Immediate Release

08
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 09, 2024

For Immediate Release

06
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 07, 2024

For Immediate Release

01
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 02, 2024

For Immediate Release

29
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 30, 2024

For Immediate Release

24
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 25, 2024

For Immediate Release

22
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 23, 2024

For Immediate Release

17
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 18, 2024

For Immediate Release

16
Apr
Difficult Choices Ahead for Lakeland Community College Amid Declining Enrollment, Underused Facilities

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Lakeland Community College (LKCC) in northeast Ohio is overstaffed and burdened with debt related to facilities that are significantly underused because of continued declines in student enrollment over the past decade, state auditors determined during a recent review of the college’s operations.

16
Apr
Finding for Recovery, Partially Repaid Under Audit, Issued Against Former Clear Creek Township Fiscal Officers

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery totaling $13,423 was issued Tuesday against two former fiscal officers for Clear Creek Township in Ashland County over penalties that resulted from late tax reports and retirement and unemployment systems remittances.

16
Apr
Finding for Recovery Issued Against Tremont City Fiscal Officer over Late Retirement System Remittances, Tax and Credit Card Payments

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $1,182 was issued Tuesday against the fiscal officer for the Village of Tremont City in Clark County over penalties that resulted from late retirement system remittances and tax and credit card payments.

15
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 16, 2024

For Immediate Release

15
Apr
Auditor Faber Urges Diligence as Crooks Continue to Target Public Offices with Spear Phishing, Payment Re-Direct Scams

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Auditor of State Keith Faber is again urging state and local government employees to be extra diligent in reviewing requests to redirect payments from public accounts, as online scammers continue to target public offices.

10
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 11, 2024

For Immediate Release

09
Apr
Findings for Recovery Totaling $9,642 Issued Against Estate of Former Williamsburg Township Fiscal Officer

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Findings for recovery totaling $9,642 were issued Tuesday against the estate of the former fiscal officer for Williamsburg Township in Clermont County.

08
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 09, 2024

For Immediate Release

03
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 04, 2024

For Immediate Release

02
Apr
Finding for Recovery of $107,584 Issued after Township Failed to Invoice, Collect Funds Due for Fire and Ambulance Services

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $107,584 was issued Thursday against officials in Shawnee Township in Allen County, over a failure to invoice and collect public funds owed for fire and ambulance services provided to a government-owned, Lima-area manufacturer, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

01
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 02, 2024

For Immediate Release

28
Mar
Annual State of Ohio Single Audit Details $45 Billion in Spending Through 347 Federally Funded Programs

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Auditors identified 19 findings and questioned costs totaling $242,787 among seven state agencies that administered federally funded programs in fiscal year 2023, according to an annual audit of spending released Thursday by Auditor of State Keith Faber.

28
Mar
Former Mad River Employee Continued to Receive Paycheck Nine Months After Resignation, Leading to Finding for Recovery

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $8,256 was issued Thursday against a former employee of the Mad River Local School District in Montgomery County, who continued to receive paychecks for nine months after she resigned, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

28
Mar
Finding for Recovery of $13,748 Issued Against Former Wapakoneta Clerk, Convicted in Theft of Utility Payments

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $13,748 was issued Thursday against a former clerk for the City of Wapakoneta, who was convicted in the theft of utility payments that resulted in court-ordered restitution of more than $250,000, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

27
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 28, 2024

For Immediate Release

26
Mar
Auditor of State’s Office Finds More Than 124,000 Individuals Enrolled in Medicaid Programs in Multiple States

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – More than 124,000 people enrolled in Ohio’s Medicaid Program were simultaneously enrolled in Medicaid programs in other states, according to a report released Tuesday by Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber.

26
Mar
Finding for Recovery of $9,316 Issued Against Former Huntsville Fiscal Officer over Late Tax Payments

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery totaling $9,316 was issued Tuesday against the former fiscal officer for the Village of Huntsville, after the Logan County community paid penalties for late tax remittances, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced Tuesday.

25
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 26, 2024

For Immediate Release

20
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, March 21, 2024

For Immediate Release

12
Mar
Former Bexley Assistant Finance Director Sentenced After Pleading Guilty in Payroll Withholding Scheme

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A former assistant finance director for the city of Bexley pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of tampering with records as part of a payroll withholding scheme, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

04
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, March 05, 2024

For Immediate Release

28
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 29, 2024

For Immediate Release

27
Feb
Auditor Declares Crestline EVSD as ‘Unauditable’

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – The Crestline Exempted Village School District in Crawford County has been declared “unauditable” for the periods ended July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, and July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, due to inadequate financial statements and records to complete an audit.

26
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 27, 2024

For Immediate Release

26
Feb
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Awards with Distinction

For Immediate Release

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

21
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 22, 2024

For Immediate Release

19
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 20, 2024

For Immediate Release

16
Feb
Former Bolivar Police Officer, Gun Shop Owner Plead Guilty to Roles in Scheme to Purchase Ammunition During Pandemic

For immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A former Bolivar police officer and the owner of a Strasburg gun shop have pleaded guilty to their roles in a scheme involving the purchase of ammunition, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

15
Feb
Finding for Recovery of $20,054 Issued Against Former Hillsboro Clerk of Courts for Severance Overpayment

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $20,054 was issued Thursday against a former Hillsboro Municipal Court clerk, who was overpaid for unused leave when she retired, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

14
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 15, 2024

For Immediate Release

12
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 13, 2024

For Immediate Release

07
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 08, 2024

For Immediate Release

06
Feb
Finding for Recovery of $9,171 Issued Against Franklin Township Assistant Fiscal Officer over Improper Comp Time Payments

For immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $9,171 was issued Tuesday against the assistant fiscal officer for Franklin Township in Franklin County for improperly paid compensatory time, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

05
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, February 06, 2024

For Immediate Release

31
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, February 01, 2024

For Immediate Release

31
Jan
Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit Seeking Information on Potential Wrongdoing at Eastern Gateway Community College

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – The Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is seeking information on potential fraud, waste, and abuse of public resources at Eastern Gateway Community College.

29
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 30, 2024

For Immediate Release

29
Jan
Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received Auditor of State Awards in December for their clean audit reports:

26
Jan
Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Awards with Distinction

For Immediate Release

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

24
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 25, 2024

For Immediate Release

22
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 23, 2024

For Immediate Release

17
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 18, 2024

For Immediate Release

15
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 16, 2024

For Immediate Release

10
Jan
Auditor Faber Presents Public Integrity Award to Delaware County Prosecutor Schiffel for Her Work on Columbus Zoo Investigation

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Auditor of State Keith Faber presented a Public Integrity Award Tuesday to Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa A. Schiffel for her involvement in the investigation of the alleged theft of $2.3 million from the Columbus Zoo.

10
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 11, 2024

For Immediate Release

09
Jan
Finding for Recovery of $9,019 Issued Against Former Spencerville Fiscal Officer over Penalties from Late Tax Payments

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $9,019 was issued Tuesday against the former fiscal officer for the village of Spencerville in Allen County, over penalties from late tax payments, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

09
Jan
Findings for Recovery of $10,188 Issued Against Former Dillonvale Fiscal Officers, Employees over Late Fees, Payroll Leave Overpayments

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Findings for recovery totaling $10,188 were issued Tuesday against former fiscal officers and employees of the village of Dillonvale in Jefferson County over penalties from late tax and retirement remittances and payroll leave overpayments.

08
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 09, 2024

For Immediate Release

08
Jan
Advisory: Auditor of State Keith Faber to Present Public Integrity Award to Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa A. Schiffel

For Immediate Release

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber will present a Public Integrity Award Tuesday to Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa A. Schiffel.

04
Jan
Statement on Search Warrant Executed at Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – On Thursday, the Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit, along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Computer Crimes Unit, the U.S. Secret Service, the Coumbus Division of Police’s Digital Forensics Unit, and the Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center, executed a search warrant related to ongoing investigations concerning Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville. 

03
Jan
Audit Advisory for Thursday, January 04, 2024

For Immediate Release

02
Jan
Finding for Recovery of $9,947 Against Franklin Township Fiscal Officer in Shelby County over Late Tax Filings

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $9,947 was issued Tuesday against the fiscal officer for Franklin Township in Shelby County, over penalties that resulted from late tax filings, Auditor of State Keith Faber announced.

02
Jan
Findings for Recovery of $1,141 Issued Against Fiscal Officer of Adams Township in Muskingum County over Late Tax Payments

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – A finding for recovery of $1,141 was issued Tuesday against the fiscal officer for Adams Township in Muskingum County over penalties that resulted from late tax remittances.

01
Jan
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, January 02, 2024

For Immediate Release