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W.Va. VFD to repay $10K in expenses after audit

May. 20, 2013 @ 06:04 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia volunteer fire department under scrutiny for its finances must repay $10,000 in state funding.

Legislative auditors say the Chesapeake VFD was unable to provide records showing how it spent most of that money.

The report given Monday to legislative leaders said the remaining $600 improperly paid the water bill of a car wash in December 2011.

The review focused on more than $42,300 in state and other funds after the VFD wrongly comingled the money.

Auditors were unable to review Chesapeake's finances earlier this year after it failed to provide records. With all but $9,400 since accounted for, the audit calls for the repayment as well as a separate account for state-provided funds.

Legislators were told the VFD agreed with the audit's findings and recommendations.