State: Corinth paid bills without proper documentation

CORINTH – An review conducted by the state Comptroller’s Office has found that the town supervisor and board approved 31 payments totally $47,300 that were not properly audited before they were paid.

A report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that Supervisor Richard Lucia paid 13 bills totally $8,300 that were not audited by the board. During the same period, Jan. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017, the board approved 22 payments of $39,000 that did not contain sufficient documentation to determine if the payments were legitimate.

While the Comptroller determined the payments were for town’s goods and services, it has recommended that the town audit all bills before they are paid and adopt a resolution that will allow some bills to be paid in advance of an audit.

The Comptroller’s office said town officials agreed to the recommendations.

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