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Audit Identifies more than $31K in Improper Spending by Former Crawfordsville Clerk

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:42 am

A report from the state auditor shows the former Crawfordsville City Clerk misspent more than $31,000 in city funds. The audit shows that John Hamil guided money from Crawfordsville’s checking account to pay for phone bills at his personal residence, give himself additional pay and improperly cover his employee contributions to the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System. The Report by Auditor David Vaudt outlines improper spending between 1999 and 2009. The special investigation was requested by the city council. Vaudt recommends city officials strengthen internal controls by segregating city duties and ensuring that collections and delinquencies are reconciled each month.Read the Full Report from the State Auditor