Town of Slaughter corrects bookkeeping problems

SLAUGHTER, La. (AP) — A financial audit for the town of Slaughter for the fiscal year 2012-2013 shows late payments for insurance and employee health care coverage, improper bank reconciliation of funds and late bond reserve payments.

Auditors say the problems were all due to a town clerk out on an unexpectedly long medical leave.

Mayor Robert Jackson tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/HLCWjq ) the town’s municipal clerk was expected to be gone no longer than three weeks.

However, Jackson said that three-week time frame turned into 10 months so far and, as a result, town finances were affected.

Jackson said the good news about the bookkeeping problems is each finding has been corrected and the town has put more safeguards over the city’s financial system.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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