Audit of Circuit Clerk: Money received, not deposited
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
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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