LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The state auditor is reporting discrepancies in a Leslie County Sheriff’s Office’s account.
According to the findings, a former Leslie County sheriff’s deputy received $6,380 directly from auto dealerships for doing vehicle inspections, but the money was not put into the sheriff’s fee account.
The audit also states the deputy did not issue receipts for all auto inspections.
The former deputy also did inspections in Perry County and signed the forms as a Perry County deputy even though he was not employed there, according to the audit.
The dealerships told auditors the deputy charged more than the law allows.
“Because a former sheriff’s deputy was receiving outside compensation for performing normal duties, performing auto inspections in another county, and receipts were not being properly issued, the former sheriff’s office is not in compliance with state laws and regulations,” the audit states.
The deputy worked for former Sheriff Delano Huff.
“The former sheriff should have implemented internal controls to ensure that all receipts of the office were deposited into the fee account, deputies only complete auto inspections where they have jurisdiction, and deputies should not receive compensation from third parties for normal duties,” according to the audit.
The findings are being turned over to the state attorney general’s office for potential further investigation.