State Auditor Releases Scott County Audit

Mar 26, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A financial audit of Scott County Fiscal Court released Monday shows minor violations in the areas of purchasing, segregation of duties, and payroll.

The report released by State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office shows that Scott County failed to bid the purchase of 29 rifles, totaling over $20,000, for the sheriff’s office.

Also, the audit noted that duties in the jail system were not properly segregated, leaving one person handling processing, recording, and reporting of receipts, which increases the risk of fraud. Auditors also discovered a handful of errors in the payroll system.

Otherwise, the report says the county’s financial statements accurately reflect the county’s assets and liabilities. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.