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Stone County Given A "Fair" Rating In State Audit

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The regularly scheduled audit by State Auditor Nicole Galloway's office found that controls and procedures needed improvement in several county offices, including the public administrator, sheriff, collector and prosecuting attorney, according to a news release.

The recent audit  gives Stone County a “fair” rating.  

The audit found that the public administrator doesn’t always file annual settlement and status reports timely with the probate court and was not consistently assessing and collecting fees from accounts.

It found that the sheriff’s and prosecuting attorney’s offices didn’t make deposits timely, and the sheriff’s office had inadequate follow-up on outstanding bills for boarding prisoners.

And it found that the collector’s office withheld $77,700 more from tax collections for the county assessment fund than allowed by state law.

You can view the entire report here.