Audit of Community Improvement Corp. Issues Finding for Improper Alcohol Purchases

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Columbus – A state audit released today holds the treasurer of the Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation (Lucas County) responsible for almost $400 in improper alcohol purchases. 

The review determined that Treasurer John Monaghan spent $385.26 on alcoholic beverages that he purchased at the group’s annual meetings during 2015 and 2016. 

The purchases were made on Dec. 9, 2015, and Dec. 7, 2016, and totaled $193.75 and $191.51, respectively. 

Auditors issued a $385.26 finding for recovery against Monaghan, which he repaid 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.

Beth Gianforcaro
Press Secretary