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Meigs County Audit Identifies $6,000 Overpayment
Columbus – The Meigs County EMS and 911 director was overpaid by more than $6,000 according to an audit of Meigs County released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.
Ivan Lavender was hired in August 2011 by the Meigs County Commissioners to serve as the EMS director and 911 director. He resigned from both positions on June 14, 2013. Per the contracts, his annual salary was set at $47,861 for the EMS director position and $10,000 for the 911 director position.
For the EMS director position, Lavender was paid the following amounts, for a total of $124,711:
- 2011: $47,861
- 2012: $50,726
- 2013: $26,124
Per the contract, Lavender should have been paid a total of $119,653, and was overpaid by $5,058.
For the 911 director position, Lavender was paid the following amounts, for a total of $26,076:
- 2011: $10,000
- 2012: $10,611
- 2013: $5,465
Per the contract, Lavender should have been paid a total of $25,000, and was overpaid by $1,076.
A finding for recovery in the total amount of $6,134 was issued against Lavender.
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.