- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

ANSON, Maine (AP) - The cost to investigate nearly half a million dollars missing from a Maine town’s office has far exceeded what the town planned to spend.

The town of Anson is $40,000 over budget in legal and auditing fees, and plans to spend more money.

The Morning Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1Kd0hYk ) Anson selectmen agreed Tuesday to have auditors review tax records from 2010 as they continue to investigate almost $500,000 in missing excise fees.

The investigation has included records from 2011 through last September, but the 2010 records are missing from the office.

Chairman Arnold Luce says the records went missing around the time the town first started looking into the missing money.

The town’s administrative assistant says it will probably have to hold a special town meeting to raise additional funds.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, https://www.onlinesentinel.com/

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