Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Lack of Documentation Leads to $672 in Findings at Greenville Public Library

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Columbus – The Greenville Public Library (Darke County) did not maintain proper supporting documentation for $672 spent during 2015 and 2016, state auditors found.

An audit of the library released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost identified six expenditures totaling $514 made at food establishments during 2016:

  • Brenda’s Beanery: $168
  • D’Allesios: $154
  • Montage Cafe: $98.74
  • Papa John’s Pizza: $49.46
  • Eikenberry’s IGA: $25.74
  • Subway: $18.50

The library was unable to provide proper supporting documentation to show any of the spending served a proper public purpose. It also could not support $158 in reimbursements issued to Fiscal Officer Susi Halley.

“Accountability is tossed out the window when governments leave holes in their records,” Auditor Yost said. “The library needs to revise its spending practices to ensure every dollar spent has a detailed document to back it up.” 

Auditors issued a $672 finding for recovery against Halley because she authorized the expenditures. She and Director John Vehre repaid the full amount during the audit. 

A full copy of this report is available online


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 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.

Dominic Binkley
Public Information Officer