A special investigation has uncovered at least $12,000 worth of billing problems at the Bremer County Jail.
Jeremy Eberhart was the jail administrator in Bremer County for four-and-a-half years before he was fired in April of this year. The state audit found more than $12,500 worth of fees from jail inmates or from people on work release had not been deposited in the last 26 months that Eberhart was on the job.
State Auditor Dave Vaudt says documentation was lax, and it’s not possible to identify if some people who should have been paying room-and-board fees to the jailer did so, or still owe money.
The results of the audit are now in the hands of lawyers in the Attorney General’s office and agents in the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.