Financial Errors Revealed In Livingston Parish Audit
LIVINGTON, La. (AP) — Livingston Parish government's 2011 audit cites 38 negative findings for last year, plus several findings auditors said were not corrected from the 2010 audit.
The Advocate reports the latest audit cites widespread problems, including lack of internal controls to "deter losses from employee dishonesty or error," though no cases of theft were reported.
The auditors found inventories showing that the number of some "items increased while the Parish Council indicated that no purchases were made of the items during the year."
That appears to be one of the many bookkeeping errors in which the audit found money or equipment value were listed in the wrong places.
Parish President Layton Ricks said his administration has begun trying to resolve all those issues.