Listen Now ButtonListen Live Now!

Mailing List ButtonSign up for our Mailing List!

Auditor Galloway: $7,000 in possible fraud by former collector

Local

Auditor Galloway: $7,000 in possible fraud by former collector

HARTVILLE, Mo. (AP) – The state auditor says an audit shows new possible fraud by a former county collector who recently pleaded guilty to forgery. Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said Wednesday in a release that the audit shows “new inappropriate and potentially fraudulent activities” by former Wright County Collector Cynthia Cottengim. Cottengim resigned in […]

Auditor Galloway: $7,000 in possible fraud by former collector

HARTVILLE, Mo. (AP) – The state auditor says an audit shows new possible fraud by a former county collector who recently pleaded guilty to forgery.

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said Wednesday in a release that the audit shows “new inappropriate and potentially fraudulent activities” by former Wright County Collector Cynthia Cottengim. Cottengim resigned in July after pleading guilty to forging nearly $500 worth of checks from county accounts.

Galloway says it now appears the total amount mishandled during Cottengim’s tenure as collector is likely to exceed $7,000.
The audit report says among other things that Cottengim allowed about $6,500 in property tax breaks to herself, family members and others and adjusted records to reduce delinquent property tax penalties owed by her, family members and others.

A lawyer listed for Cottengim declined comment.

Share:
  • googleplus
  • linkedin
  • tumblr
  • rss
  • pinterest
  • mail

By News

Error, no group ID set! Check your syntax!