JENNINGS, La. (AP) — A routine audit of money-handling by the Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has found shortcomings with the way some financial transactions are being handled, including deposits and purchase orders.

The American Press reports Auditor Ed Krielow presented the findings of the 73-page report to the jury on Wednesday.

According to the report, which covers the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2012, money was not deposited in a timely manner, as state law requires. The audit found the jury did not deposit $70,880 in receipts in a timely manner and that one check was held as long as 10 months.

An audit the previous year found the jury failed to deposit $7,742 swiftly enough, Krielow says.

State law requires that all funds be deposited daily when practicable, Krielow says.