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State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Audits

March 2, 2022

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following audits were issued.

Town of Hempstead – Budgeting (Nassau County)

The board did not adopt realistic and appropriate budgets, and the town’s preliminary budgets for 2017-2020 fiscal years did not include the fund balance estimates required by Town Law.

Long Lake Central School District – Capital Project (Hamilton County)

District officials properly established, authorized contracts and claims, monitored and accounted for the project consisting of building improvements, upgrades and tennis court reconstruction during the audit period. There were no recommendations in this audit.

Town of Saranac – Town Clerk Operations (Clinton County)

The town clerk did not record, deposit, remit and report all collections received in a timely and accurate manner. The board did not annually audit or obtain an audit of the clerk’s records and reports. Based upon the audit findings and subsequent investigation, the town clerk was arrested and charged with falsifying business records in the first degree, corrupting the government in the fourth degree and official misconduct. On Dec. 14, 2021, the clerk pleaded guilty to Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the second degree.

Wayne County Court and Trust (2022-C&T-1)

Auditors found that the treasurer established adequate procedures, maintained appropriate records and properly reported court and trust funds and abandoned property to the State Comptroller as prescribed by statute. Records maintained by the county clerk and Surrogate’s Court were up to date and complete and auditors noted no material discrepancies.

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