Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Galloway determines Coffey, Missouri is missing more than $60,000
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – An audit of the city of Coffey released today by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows more than $60,000 missing from the small northwest Missouri town. According to the audit, over a period of almost two years the former city clerk failed to make deposits, received improper payroll payments, and falsified board minutes and various financial reports. Coffey, located in Daviess County, has a population of 166 (2010 census).
“My audit found a pattern of missing deposits, suspicious checks, and falsified minutes and financial reports, along with what can only be described as a shell game of moving money between various city accounts in order to avoid detection,” Auditor Galloway said.