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Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 4:32 PM
By: Lynn Hulsey - Staff Writer
— Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald was ordered by State Auditor Keith Faber to repay money illegally spent on lodging, food and conference registration, according to a state audit released this week.
The finding for recovery against McDonald for $1,803 requires her to repay the money to Trotwood’s general fund. She completed the reimbursement on Jan. 9, according to the audit.
“There were mistakes found by the auditor that I had no idea existed,” McDonald said in an emailed statement. “Once found they were addressed and appropriate actions were taken and I took care of it.”
The audit found that McDonald:
The auditor recommended that the city make expenditures that are for a public purpose and comply with its travel policies, both of which the city agreed to, according to a management letter accompanying the audit.
The audit covering the period from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018 did not include any other findings against the city or officials.Tweets by LynnHulseyDDN