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Village of Risingsun Collected Incorrect Court Costs
Columbus – The Village of Risingsun’s Mayor’s Court (Wood County) failed to collect and remit more than $11,000 in court costs, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.
Per Ohio law, the village should have collected $37.50 in court costs for each of the 243 cases in 2013 and 216 cases in 2014. Instead, the village collected and remitted $12.50 for each violation. During 2013 and 2014, the village should have paid an additional $11,475 to the Treasurer of State.
A finding for recovery in the amount of $11,475 was issued against the village’s general fund. On October 21, 2015, the village paid the full amount of the finding to the State of Ohio.
A full copy of this report 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.