The North Carolina Office of the State Auditor initiated an investigative audit in response to allegations received regarding Edgecombe County and found the following:

  • The County submitted its federal withholdings to the Internal Revenue Service after the federal due date resulting in $167,602 in penalties and fees.
  • The County Manager overrode the purchasing policy when purchasing catering services totaling $5,669.
  • The County did not complete its monthly bank reconciliation for their disbursing and trust accounts. 
  • The County paid $100,088 for insurance costs for former County employees.
  • The County overpaid 12 employees a total of $21,983 from January 2020 through December 2021. 
  • The County recorded 26 budget amendments totaling $9.6 million during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 without approval by the Board of Commissioners.
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