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Missing funds in the town of Florida

According to the State Comptroller’s Office, more than $19,000 of taxpayer money was skimmed from the town of Florida’s accounts the past two years.

A municipal audit released Friday said the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department contacted the Comptroller’s Office in June with “concerns about a potential cash shortage in the clerk’s office.”

The audit is available below. A full story on the audit can be found HERE.

The Sheriff’s Department wouldn’t comment on the case because it is an ongoing investigation, but the audit report went on to say an investigator suspected a relative had stolen the money from Town Clerk Jacquelyn Francisco while she stored it in her home and the office of her auto repair company.

Over the course of its own investigation, the state Comptroller’s Office found at least $19,107 had gone missing between Jan. 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.

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Comptroller's Audit of the Town of Florida by

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