“Due to the lack of financial record keeping, the Duanesburg Town Board resorted to asking the town bookkeeper for verbal updates on cash balances to ensure funds were available to make purchases, according to an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office.
And because the bookkeeper failed to make timely transfers for disbursements, the audit found, the town’s bank account had a negative balance, prompting the bank to notify the town supervisor that the town’s accounts payable account would be overdrawn.”
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DeMola, Pete. Albany Times Union 11 February 2021.