Note: This report was researched and written by Callie Lyons; posted by Mike Cullums
The Ohio State Auditor
released a report on Washington County's Financial Condition this week
and while there were no findings for recovery there are some questioned
costs and a corrective action plan.
The annual review of the county's financial statements
for 2011 revealed a deficiency in cash management related to the
disbursement of Community Development Block Grant funds. Regulations
call for the funds to be paid out within 15 days of receipt, however
there were six instances in which sufficient disbursements were not made
within the 15 days. In response to this finding, the county
commissioners and the county administrator will monitor the fund more
closely to insure compliance.
In another finding, there were $20,057 in questioned
costs paid out by the Washington County Board of Developmental
Disabilities. In this case the board did not provide sufficient
documentation to support the grant-funded work. The state recommended
that the board implement procedures to insure proper documentation is
completed and steps were taken to correct the situation immediately.
However, the audit report also revealed that two
past findings for recovery have not been fully corrected. In 2007, a
finding for recovery of public monies was issued against a Child Support
Enforcement Agency supervisor in the amount of $468. So
far, no payments have been made.
And, in 2009, the former county maintenance supervisor, Chuck Moody - who was convicted and imprisoned for a light bulb purchasing scam - was found to have converted or misappropriated $67,593. To date, the county has recovered $53,170.