Comptroller concerned, again, over Carter Co. finances


Problems with finances in Carter County, Tennessee continue to climb according to findings released Tuesday by the State Comptroller's Office.

The locality's 2015 fiscal year audit was tagged with 10 findings, up from three in the last report, which Comptroller Justin Wilson called discouraging in a demand for improved accounting.

"...Progress can be made if county leaders focus on the accounting and reporting systems," said Wilson.

Numerous problems with accounting records in several departments including the offices of County Mayor Leon Humphrey, Director of Schools, Highway Superintendent and Finance Director were found, the report said.

The Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Shelter is also under investigation by the state finance officials for reported discrepancies, the office reported. An additional report will be issued on the shelter if substantial findings are discovered.

All agencies noted for findings responded to the state, concurring with the report and citing solutions to correct those problems.

The complete report from the TN Comptroller Office can be seen by clicking here.

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