(CONWAY) The State Auditor today released a report on a special investigation of the City of Conway, in Taylor County. The report covers the period October 24, 2002 through March 8, 2011. The special investigation was requested by City officials as a result of alleged misappropriations of City funds by former City Clerk Nicole Paul.
The special investigation identified $32,575.47 of improper and unsupported disbursements. The improper disbursements of $32,084.49 include $19,902.50 of payroll and reimbursements issued to Nicole Paul. The improper disbursements also include $4,030.50 of checks Ms. Paul issued from the City’s checking account for cash and money orders, $7,478.74 of checks issued for other improper disbursements and $672.75 of late fees. The unsupported disbursements of $490.98 were payments issued to various vendors.
Vaudt reported it was not possible to determine if additional amounts were improperly disbursed or if any collections were not properly deposited because adequate records for disbursements and receipts were not available.
Copies of the report have been filed with the Taylor County Attorney’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation. A copy of the report is available for review in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s website at auditor.iowa.gov.