BOONEVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky's state auditor has referred several findings of financial mismanagement by the Owsley County clerk to the Internal Revenue Service and state authorities.
The audit of Sid Gabbard's office covering 2010 was released on Monday and included more than 15 examples of problematic practices. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the problems ranged from not giving out receipts to not sending in tax and retirement holdings from employee checks to the IRS and state.
Auditor Adam Edelen's office concluded there was a high risk of fraud in Gabbard's office. The audit found a known debt of $61,398 at the end of 2010.
Gabbard has been the county's clerk for 25 years. The audit recommended Gabbard pay the $61,398 debt out of pocket.
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