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Audit finds problems still in Meigs County

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MEIGS COUNTY, TN -

An audit by the Comptroller's office suggests there are numerous problems with management and bookkeeping in Meigs County that remain uncorrected.
 
The annual audit revealed 19 areas of serious concern spread across numerous Meigs County government offices. 11 of the findings were also highlighted in last year's report, but had not been corrected.
 
The variety of problems include issues with budgeting, purchasing, payroll, record-keeping and failing to reconcile fuel purchases.

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Auditors also noted the Comptroller's investigative findings released in October 2014 concerning the Meigs County finance department and a separate conflict of interest violation in the school department.
 
“I am troubled by the history of uncorrected problems in Meigs County,” Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said. “Last year's audit included 16 repeat findings and this year's report includes 11. I am hopeful the county's new Audit Committee and County Mayor will begin fixing these issues in a timely manner to reduce the risk of fraud.”
 
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 at: www.comptroller.tn.gov/hotline.


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