- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) - An audit says the city of West Liberty overbilled its electric customers by nearly $260,000.

The state audit released Thursday shows the city’s former administrative secretary instructed the utility staff to use the wrong base rate for charging. The extra money was charged for billing periods between May 2013 and January of this year.

The audit also shows records for utility, ambulance and other collections were not adequately kept. The former secretary, Maribel “Mari” Pearson, was responsible for those records. She was fired from her job in November 2013.

The audit has been sent to the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office and other state agencies.

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