The sheriff cannot account for $945 of undercover drug monies. The sheriff maintains exclusive control of the drug buy monies, and records maintained by the sheriff were inadequete and incomplete. As a result, there is no assurance all drug monies were handled and accounted for properly.
The sheriff has not prepared a budget for the Federal Forfeiture Fund and disbursements of this fund are not made through the county commission's normal disbursement process. Some forfeiture monies were deposited into the sheriff's office fee account and used to pay operating expenses.
Supporting documentation was not retained for some disbursements and some invoices were not paid in a timely manner. The sheriff failed to periodically back-up information maintained on the computerized seized property and evidence log and all information was lost when the computerized system failed in Nov. 2011.
Property tax reductions were not
enough to offset 50% of sales tax monies received, and property tax
reduction amounts were not accurately calculated. Additional or increased
property tax levy rollbacks will be required in future years to offset this
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