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Former Executive Director owes Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority $3,000
Columbus – 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.
“People want to know where their money is going,” Auditor Yost said. “Without supporting documentation, that cannot be determined.”
In 2012, Maple used the Authority’s credit card to purchase an iPhone for $415, which was not returned upon her termination on May 20, 2013. In addition, Maple added an unauthorized line to the Authority's cellular service on December 12, 2012, causing $253 in additional disbursements. A finding for recovery was issued against Maple in the amount of $668.
The audit also identified that Maple made 29 credit card purchases during the period of February 7, 2011 – December 5, 2012, without providing the required supporting documentation to prove a proper public purpose. Two expenditures that did contain supporting documentation were not made for proper public purposes.
An additional finding for recovery was issued against Maple in the amount of $2,548.
A full copy of this audit may be accessed online.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 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.