JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2018) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has begun an audit of the Callaway County Collector's Office. County officials requested the auditor's office begin the review immediately following suspicious activity and the resignation of the former collector.
"I appreciate the quick action of Callaway County officials to request that my office begin this audit and get answers for taxpayers on the use of public resources within the county collector's office," Auditor Galloway said. "We will conduct a thorough review, fully investigate any area of concern and work closely with law enforcement officials."
Missouri law requires an audit be performed when a vacancy occurs in a county collector office, but stipulates that the audit begins after a new collector takes office. In this circumstance, the Governor would be required to appoint a new collector. Auditor Galloway and the Callaway County Commission worked to ensure an audit could begin in an expedited timeframe.
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