SHERMAN – A Chautauqua County Village has misplaced more than $20,000 in public tax dollars.
According to the New York State Comptroller, from July 2012 to August 2016 the Village of Sherman’s Treasurer failed to deposit more than $20,000 in recorded real property taxes, water, sewer and general fund receipts.
Furthermore, the Comptroller says the Town Board failed to provide adequate oversight and did not annually audit the former Treasurer’s records and reports.
Since then, the Comptroller’s Office has contacted outside Law Enforcement to review the findings.
Going forward, the State Comptroller is asking the town to work to recover the missing funds, and develop new policies and additional oversight to prevent misuse from occurring again.