Audit Finds Fraud in Maury County

A deputy clerk in the Maury County Clerk’s Office used her position to forge public documents, delete transactions, and keep more than $10,000 from taxes and fees for her own personal use, an investigation by the comptroller’s office has found. The investigative report was part of the audit the Maury County government released today. The deputy clerk confessed to taking the funds last July and was fired while the investigation was ongoing. The audit also noted that an employee in the Maury County Circuit and General Sessions Clerk’s Office was prosecuted for stealing $2,207. Details about that finding were outlined in a separate special investigative report from the comptroller’s office. The Chattanoogan has more.