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Monday, August 01, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Federal audit slams Floyd Co. Sheriff's Dept."

The Floyd County, Indiana Sheriff's Department was the subject of a Louisville Courier Journal story reported late last week by Matthew Glowicki. It begins:

The U.S. Department of Justice criticized the Floyd County Sheriff's Department in a recent audit for its accounting practices involving federal money, including not having receipts for nearly $120,000 spent on informants.

The Sheriff's Department was audited for a period of 2012 through 2015 on its use of equitable sharing revenues, which is money from the sale of forfeited assets that are seized in some criminal investigations. During that period, the sheriff's department received $577,877 from the Department of Justice's shared revenues.

More: "The audit, released this week, was conducted by the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General." From the executive summary:
The objective of the audit was to assess whether the FCSD properly accounted for equitable sharing funds and used such revenues for allowable purposes defined by applicable guidelines. Our testing revealed that the FCSD failed to comply fully with DOJ guidelines for using equitable sharing funds. Specifically we found:
  • The FCSD does not have written procedures for administering equitable sharing funds.
  • During the period under review, the FCSD utilized $124,220 in equitable sharing funds to pay informants. We found that the FCSD could not provide adequate documentation to support $119,320 of these expenditures.
  • Floyd County has not adequately responded to recommendations in its FY 2012 Single Audit Report, causing the Department’s primary granting agency to designate Floyd County as high-risk. Moreover, Floyd County submitted its FY 2012 and FY 2013 Single Audit Reports late, and as of May 2016, it has not submitted its 2014 Single Audit Report, which was due in February 2016.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 1, 2016 02:20 PM
Posted to Indiana Government