(ODON) – A statement from the Indiana State Board of Accounts filed January 3, says Odon Town Clerk-Treasurer Beth Haseman did not provide the state with required documents and sufficient information to complete a routine audit.
The report went on to say that records were not reconciled with bank balances during the audit period of January 2013 to December 2017.
Haseman told the Washington Times-Herald the problems started when the software in her office was set up wrong on a cash basis rather than an accrual basis. She says no money was unaccounted for, but balances wouldn’t match with bank statements.
In December Haseman asked the Town Council to buy new account software and officials authorized spending more than $10,000 on that software which should arrive in March.
The State Board of Account’s report stated the town did not provide critical documents required by the audit team and that the minutes of town council meetings were not presented for 28 of the 60 months included in the audit period.
Haseman says the minutes are available they were just not properly formatted.