Wayne Township officials owe county money


WAYNE TOWNSHIP — There was an estimated total of $13,500 misused levy proceeds, improper reimbursements and overdue cemetery revenue from 2015 and 2016 in Auglaize County’s Wayne Township, according to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.

There are findings for recovery against three officials, one employee and a contractor to repay $13,541 to Auglaize County. They still owe $11,114, according to auditors.

Auditors issued a $10,000 finding for recovery against Fiscal Officer Holly Turner, Trustees Kevin Sidener and Erick Werling and former Trustee Charles Haggard.

“The breadth of these findings is indicative of serious flaws in the township’s internal controls,” said Yost in a news release. “For the sake of taxpayers, officials must take the necessary steps to plug these holes in their financial processes.”

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