September 18, 2014

State presents public guardian audit report

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ARENAC COUNTY — Arenac County has received an audit report from the state of Michigan evaluating the county's internal control system for its public guardian's office.

Sue Sanford, an audit manager for the state, presented the findings at the March 16 regular meeting of the Arenac County Board of Commissioners. Sanford's report, which lasted about 2-1/2 hours, stated, among other findings, that there was a "lack of segregation of duties" as well as "unsupported and unauthorized balances or transactions" in the public guardian's office.

After the report, the board went into closed session to discuss "potential financial losses incurred by the county in reference to current litigation involving the former public guardian," according to the motion read at the meeting.

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