Cherokee County Treasurer's Office In Hot Water

The Cherokee County treasurer's office is in hot water after auditors have found more than $23,000 to still be missing since 2012. A 2011 and 2012 audit showed more than $300,000 was originally unaccounted for, but all but $23,000 has been found. County Commissioner Richard Hilderbrand tells News Talk KZRG the county hired an outside firm to find the rest of the cash, but it's not an easy job.

"The auditors are having a hard time because there's never been a bank reconciliation in that department, and there's a number of bank accounts open."

He says their problems stem from a lack of control within the department.

"Every person had the ability to delete transactions; we recently got that changed. Deposits have not been made within 24 hours, sometimes it's two to three weeks. And there's still no bank reconciliations happening."

Hilderbrand says they should get the final audit report back within the next two weeks.

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