State Auditor: Financial Discrepancies at Indian River School District

Nov 18, 2016

Delaware State Auditor Tom Wagner

An audit of the Indian River School district found that discrepancies in its finances.

Delaware State Auditor Thomas Wagner said he was sending a message to school officials that they need to be careful about managing taxpayer funds.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that among the problems was the unauthorized use of the board president’s signature stamp.

The purchases in question ranged from $732 in bracelets for staff and a recognition gift to $7-thousand for a Teach of the Year ceremony.

There were also questions about the use of the payroll process by the CFO.

Late last year complaints had been received about the district CFO Patrick Miller who was put on paid administrative leader in April.

He resigned in June.

Miller had previously served as business manager for the Brandywine School District in New Castle where he resigned that position in 1998 pleading no contest to tampering with public records.