Time To Update Audit and Oversight Protocols!

In late September 2015 the long-tenured Treasurer of the Mahopac Fire Department resigned shortly after a local newspaper reported about a combined investigation by the State Police and the Putnam County DA’s office into the loss of up to $5 million of fire department funds. The Mahopac Board of Fire Commissioners made a public statement when the story came out, that “this past Summer the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Mahopac Fire Department noted serious discrepancies in financial reporting.  The discrepancies noted were between the Treasurer’s monthly financial reports and the annual audit of department finances.” (http://mahopacvfd.com/news.html?view=1&id=71949). Without...

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