TN Comptroller's Office finds Meigs County overpaid employees
By WRCB Staff
MEIGS COUNTY, TN -
An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office has uncovered financial shortcomings in the Meigs County Finance Department and the Meigs County School Department.
Investigators found that Finance Department employees were paid $26,604.17 in unauthorized compensation.
Investigators also found the School Department violated its conflict of interest policy by making purchases from a business owned by a school employee.
"This investigation reveals the vital importance of following proper procedures," said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. "Local governments must provide prior authorization and maintain adequate documentation for expenditures. Good record keeping helps the public maintain confidence in their local officials."
If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse of public money in Tennessee, call the Comptroller's toll-free hotline at (800) 232-5454, or file a report online.