The report reveals city personnel did not commit fraud, rather an abundance of errors.
The time period studied was 2002 to 2004. The report reveals there was an inability to locate pay requests, pay roll records, contracts and invoices to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It also found an absence of bank papers, unsupported journal entries and a lack of documentation for transactions and account transfers.
"Complications began to result. They were unattended to; that led to other complications and now we find ourselves in 2006 wrestling with a problem of this nature," said John Perry Thomas of Thomas Howell Ferguson CPA.
The consultant came up with a few findings he thought needed further consideration by the city manager. Those few items will now be reviewed. A final audit is expected in a few weeks.