Drug Task Force Tries to Recoup Missing Funds

The state’s First Judicial District Drug Task Force is attempting to recoup more than $2,000 from its insurance company after the money was discovered missing by an audit earlier this year, the Johnson City Press reports. The review showed irregular receipting and depositing of funds, improperly maintained records on seizures, inadequate documentation of confidential expenses and possible time sheet violations. The task force director says the insurance policy covers employee dishonesty but if the claim is not paid, area law enforcement agencies will be asked to share the burden of reimbursing the funds. Meanwhile, the employee involved has been fired and the case has been turned over to the local district attorney for possible criminal charges.