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State audit alleges fraud at Fire 12

Commissioners approve motion for legal counsel

Mason County Fire District 12 officials misappropriated public money and broke state laws, according to an accountability audit and fraud investigation report by the state Auditor’s Office released Tuesday.

According to the fraud investigation report, the district misappropriated almost $70,000 in public money and $95,000 in unsupported expenses. State Auditor Pat McCarthy, along with other members of the state Auditor’s Office, attended the district’s regular monthly commissioners meeting Tuesday through Zoom to share the results.

“I am here to emphasize my own concerns about the issues we ha...


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