NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has been cited in an audit for failing to properly monitor and address a more than $900,000 deficit its parish jail fund in 2012.

The audit also says the Police Jury violated state law by failing to amend several accounts in the parish's 2012 budget when revenue and expenses got out of kilter by at least 5 percent — and as much as 34.5 percent in one account.

The audit, made public Monday, also says revenue generated from the sale of scrap metal was not deposited into the parish's bank accounts and some of the parish's revenue was improperly invested in out-of-state banks.

Jury President Melanie Bueche says the parish has already, or is in the process of, addressing the audit's findings.