- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - State auditors say the North Carolina Cemetery Commission improperly let a former administrative assistant investigate herself after she used agency money for personal expenses.

The Charlotte Observer reported (https://bit.ly/1qtmBG1) state auditors reported the commission interim director said because the agency had only one full-time employee, it allowed her to investigate herself.

The state auditor’s report says the former employee acknowledged using nearly $12,000 for personal purchases. The former employee’s name was not in the report.

Agency officials say the former employee resigned last year and has repaid the money.

State auditors say they have recommended that the commission use independent people to investigate allegations of wrongdoing and report any misuse of state property to the State Bureau of Investigation.

Commission vice president Glenn Cutler says the agency will do so.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com


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