Audit of Circuit Clerk: Money received, not deposited

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State Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Wednesday identifying accounting problems in the Cole County Circuit Clerk’s office operations. Above is a screenshot of the table of contents. To view the full report on this site, click on "download PDF" inside the accompanying news article.

State Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Wednesday identifying accounting problems in the Cole County Circuit Clerk’s office operations. Above is a screenshot of the table of contents. To view the full report on this site, click on "download PDF" inside the accompanying news article.

Cole County Circuit Clerk Brenda Umstattd resigned Wednesday, shortly after State Auditor Tom Schweich released a report identifying three key problem areas in the circuit clerk’s office operations.

Gov. Jay Nixon will name Umstattd’s successor, Presiding Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce said in a statement. Until then, Joyce will act as the circuit clerk’s appointing authority.

In his 19-page audit, Schweich cited “deficiencies in internal controls, noncompliance with legal provisions” and some missing money as the main problem areas.

“Receipts totaling at least $14,669 were received but not deposited” in the circuit court’s Criminal Division, between April 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011, Schweich reported.

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Earlier coverage:

State Auditor finds problems with Circuit Clerk's office

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