2007-12-22 / News

Licking County gets auditor's award

NEWARK - Auditor of State Mary Taylor's officerecently presented Licking County with the "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award for the fiscal year 2005 audit. Fewer than fivepercent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.

"I commend Licking County officials for their commitment to fiscal accountability. Congratulations on your hard work and for being trustworthy stewards of taxpayer dollars," said Taylor. Certain criteria must be met to receive the "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award.

Standards include:

• The entity must complete and submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). • There must be no findings or issues present in their most recent audit report.

• There must be no other financial concerns involving the entity.

Terry Evans, Licking County Auditor, accepted the award. The Ohio Auditor of State's office strives to ensure that all public funds are spent legally and appropriately and works aggressively to root out fraud, waste and abuse in public spending. Taylor encourages anyone suspecting fraud or misspending of public dollars to contact her officetoll free at 1-866FRAUD-OH (1-866- 372-8364).

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