Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Audit: Nearly $200K Missing from Tulsa Jail Inmate Account

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Audit: Nearly $200K Missing from Tulsa Jail Inmate Account

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TULSA - A state audit has revealed nearly $200,000 in Tulsa jail inmate funds are apparently unaccounted for and suspected to be missing.

The State Auditor and Inspector's Office fiscal year 2015 audit of the Tulsa County government noted that county personnel suspect about $188,877 in funds are missing, the Tulsa World reported. The account holds inmates' funds for them to use on commissary items or phone card purchases.

The inmate trust account is to be the subject of a special audit involving a forensic accountant and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The special audit was announced Feb. 9 and was to start in late February or early March.

Sheriff's office spokesman Justin Green has said the funds were first discovered to be missing in 2012. He said the agency has been unable to rectify the issue on its own. …

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