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State Comptroller Dinapoli Releases Municipal Audit

April 16, 2021

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following local government audit was issued.

Village of Shoreham – Board Oversight and Justice Court (Suffolk County)

Auditors found the board did not properly oversee the village’s financial operations and the Justice Court did not properly account for court funds. Auditors found 22 claims totaling $132,819 were paid without support, duplicate receipts were rarely issued and not all cash was deposited in a timely manner. The board also did not annually audit the clerk-treasurer’s or court’s records and reports. For the court, 70 tickets could not be accounted for, duplicate receipts were not always issued and bank reconciliations and accountability analyses were not complete or reconciled. In addition, receipts totaling $3,435 were collected and deposited but payments to the clerk-treasurer and reported to the Justice Court Fund only amounted to $3,360.


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