LEASBURG, Mo. – A state audit has uncovered financial and management concerns in the tiny eastern Missouri town of Leasburg.
State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Monday said an audit found that nearly $10,000 was missing from the village, and financial documents were altered to account for the missing funds.
Galloway says the audit also found lax oversight by village officials.
Leasburg is a town of around 300 about 75 miles southwest of St. Louis.
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The audit recommends that the Board of Trustees work with police to seek prosecution of whoever took the money. A message seeking comment from the village office was not returned.
The audit began after a petition from Leasburg residents.
It covered the years 2011 through 2013 and found that $9,971 collected by the village was never deposited into village bank accounts. Galloway says nearly 190 financial records were altered.