Microsoft Word - Center Point Library.doc OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF STATE STATE OF IOWA State Capitol Building Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0004 Telephone (515) 281-5834 Facsimile (515) 242-6134 David A. Vaudt, CPA Auditor of State NEWS RELEASE Contact: David A. Vaudt 515/281-5835 or Tami Kusian FOR RELEASE May 16, 2008 515/281-5834 Auditor of State David A. Vaudt today released a report on a special investigation of the City of Center Point Library for the period January 1, 2006 through December 6, 2007. The special investigation was a result of concerns identified by City staff and during the City’s financial audit. The Library Director, Donna Turner, resigned from her position on December 5, 2007. Vaudt reported the special investigation identified $2,525.13 of undeposited collections and $964.65 of improper and unsupported disbursements. The undeposited collections include $475.13 of proceeds from selling library books on Amazon.com. The proceeds, after deduction of $133.34 of commission fees, were deposited to Ms. Turner’s personal bank account. At the time of Ms. Turner’s resignation, 211 of the Library’s books were for sale on Amazon.com. The undeposited collections also include a $2,050.00 State warrant issued to the City of Center Point from the Iowa Department of Education. The City was awarded the funds to defray travel costs associated with a conference attended by Ms. Turner. Ms. Turner deposited the State warrant into her personal account instead of the City’s account. The improper disbursements of $922.07 include purchases of books and movies which could not be located in the Library. The unsupported disbursements of $42.58 include a travel reimbursement to Ms. Turner. On February 1, 2008, Ms. Turner’s attorney submitted a $1,356.56 check from Ms. Turner to the City of Center Point for repayment of a portion of the State warrant she deposited into her personal bank account.