By Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The police union in Newport has hired a firm to audit its finances amid claims by some officers that there has been more than $100,000 in unauthorized and unexplained expenses over a five-year period.

The Newport Daily News reported Friday (https://bit.ly/IX5CGL ) that Lodge 8 of the Fraternal Order of Police has hired Ward Fisher & Co. of Warwick to perform the audit.

The union’s vice president, Sgt. Joe Carroll, said it is customary to have an audit done when a new treasurer is elected. Officer Scott Moody became the new treasurer in January after an election in November.

The Daily News reports that some officers alleged there has been more than $100,000 in unauthorized and unexplained expenses. Union officials would not discuss the expenses.

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Information from: The Newport Daily News.

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