Probe of missing $97,000 will be turned over the KSP
COLUMBIA, Ky. – A state audit has revealed nearly $100,000 submitted to a Kentucky jail for inmate accounts went missing in the last fiscal year.
The audit released Wednesday says the money sent to the Adair County Regional Jail between July of 2018 and last June never made it into inmate accounts.
The money is often sent by family or friends of inmates for telephone time or commissary. The jailer at the facility told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he didn’t take the money.
The state auditor’s report doesn’t indicate what happened to it.
The information will be referred to Kentucky State Police.