Computer error to blame for bookkeeping errors found in Sheriff audit

November 22, 2017

The results of the 2016 financial audit for Sheriff Mike Smith was released Monday, with only minor comments from State Auditor Mike Harmon.


The biggest area of concern involved the sheriff’s accounting. According to the audit findings, “The sheriff’s receipts and disbursements ledgers did not agree to his annual settlement or to the bank records.  The sheriff’s computerized receipts and disbursements ledgers did not agree to the fourth quarter report/annual settlement submitted to the Department for Local Government (DLG) and to the fiscal court.

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