|Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee|
In a scathing thirty-five page report released October 11th, State Auditor Susan Montee revealed that her office found there were no checks and balances in place that made the alleged theft of money from the city of Marionville by a former city clerk possible.
"This individual handled everything but property taxes, and that was every single thing from paying any of the bills to collecting any of the money, adjusting the utility rates, writing off tax balances," Montee explained.
The audit uncovered a number of questionable transactions that total at least $17,107 that can be directly tied to White.
The audit revealed that White paid herself $13,326 for work that she did not perform that was paid from the city's general revenue account. Early on in the investigation into missing money from city coffers it was alleged that White had not paid her sewer bill in several years, but had adjusted it to reflect she had. White also wrote several personal checks to the city that were never deposited.
|Lawrence County Prosecutor Robert "Bob" George|
Montee says it's possible that there is additional money missing from the city, but that their record's only date back to 2004.