Requires forensic bank card audit faces opposition

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Augusta, Ga (WJBF) Augusta commissioners had been unanimous in approving creating a bank card coverage some imagine it doesn’t go far sufficient they usually need a forensic audit of the mayor’s bank card prices.  

 Commissioners say it’s put a cost of their voters and that’s the expenditures on metropolis bank cards. 

“I’m right here for the residents of Augusta I believe a lot of them are outraged involved about their tax {dollars} and the place they’re going,” stated Commissioner Catherine Smith McKnight.  

 The mayor’s bank card use is elevating considerations with tens of 1000’s of {dollars} in prices going to former employees members, video manufacturing corporations, eating places and accommodations, that has some commissioners saying a forensic audit is required. 

“Let’s rent a very totally different outdoors audit firm allow them to do a forensic audit on all the funds of the town of Augusta,” stated Commissioner John Clarke.   

 With the town’s exterior auditors working now the mayor proposed having them develop their duties and have a look at metropolis bank card prices and a few commissioners are happy that’s a greater option to go  

“The audit the mayor desires to make use of with the town is ok it should let you know if there’s any wrongdoing,” 
 stated Commissioner Dennis Williams.   

 “Among the commissioners have already seemed into it we may just about let you know the mayors inside funds the mayor has finished some issues along with his bank card which can be consistent with what he ought to do along with his workplace,” stated Mayor Professional-Tem Bobby Williams. 

“You wouldn’t assist a forensic audit?” 

“I wouldn’t assist the fee, until the audit that we’re presently utilizing comes again up with some damaging data,” stated Dennis Williams.  

“They’re paid to do a sure kind of audit they do it properly let’s go slightly bit deeper,” stated Commissioner Clarke.  

Mayor Davis says now asking the town auditors to have a look at his bank card prices is one thing his workplace can do nevertheless with the price of a forensic audit that may doubtless require six votes of the fee in Augusta George Eskola WJBF NewsChannel 6. 

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