An investigation by the state auditor has found thousands of dollars mis-spent by the former clerk of a Marshall County town. The mayor of Liscomb asked state auditor Dave Vaudt to review the town’s finances. Today’s report identifies a little over 19-thousand dollars in improper disbursements — money paid out to the city clerk. Betty Griffin was fired from that job last November. The report from Vaudt’s office shows some 8-thousand in apparently improper payroll checks paid to her, and nearly 19-thousand in improper insurance or reimbursement payments. Vaudt says he couldn’t tell whether there was other money spent improperly because the town doesn’t have very good records for things like city utility payments. The report includes a recommendation to strengthen internal controls and have all city employees use timesheets.
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