Susan Bunting, Superintendent of the Indian River School District, says that the district had no idea that their CFO had been mishandling its money.
The press conference by Bunting came a day after the state auditor found that there has been mishandling of funds.
The audit said that it created “an environment ripe with intimidation tactics, favoritism, and nepotism.
Bunting said that there had never been an audit that came back finding there was such an issue before.
WBOC reports that Bunting said the former CFO Patrick Miller had been trusted because of his experience.
But she added there would be tougher oversight of the position in the future.
Miller left his position earlier this year.
As for Miller pleading no contest to the charge of tampering with public records when he was at the Brandywine School District Board President Charles Birely said that the district had been told he was exonerated.
There is no word yet on whether anyone will face disciplinary action as a result of what the audit found.