The audit is aimed at determining if employees who no longer worked for the county have been allowed to stay on the county insurance plan and if the county has paid inaccurate amounts of payroll taxes to the federal government, among other questions. […]
“This is an unfortunate situation, but we have come to a juncture where it is absolutely necessary to obtain an independent audit of the way taxpayer dollars were administered by the county clerk’s office over the past several years,” [county board chairman Andy] Manar said.
Manar said the audit isn’t meant to point fingers, but rather to help the county “determine what wrong [sic] and put in place procedures to make sure these things do not happen in the future.”
Some of the discrepancies discovered by the newly-elected county clerk seem pretty serious. Refusing to point fingers may not be an option.