INV-2021-0332

The results of our investigation found that the Town of Gaston Town Clerk abused her position to issue unauthorized loans to Town employees and herself totaling $39,072, receive $4,410 in unallowed vacation pay, commingle her personal funds with Town funds, and not obtain the required secondary signature on all Town checks. In addition, a Town Commissioner purchased used town equipment for approximately $2,700 below fair market value.  Finally, Town Officials failed to safeguard Town assets.

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