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September 29, 2009


DiNapoli’s Office Completes Local Government Audit

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Westchester County – Court and Trust Funds.

“My office’s audits of local governments improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for local officials to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide the best possible service these taxpayer dollars can deliver.”

Westchester County – Court and Trust Funds
Auditors’ review of county records disclosed one instance where a referee did not deposit $33,627 of surplus moneys from the sale of property. The commissioner of finance was not aware that these surplus moneys were not deposited because there was no internal control system to ensure that referees deposited surplus moneys within five days of receipt. The current system relies solely on the referees depositing moneys with the commissioner without any follow up by the county.

Click here for a copy of the audit.

If you have any questions or would like a comment from the Comptroller’s office regarding this audit, please call Bill Reynolds at 518-474-4015, or send an email to


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