Missing Public Works money investigated

Officials found 55 deposits, $47K missing


November 2, 2023

Mason County Public Works Department “immediately strengthened internal controls” and implemented new procedures to deal with cash after the state Auditor’s Office found almost $50,000 went missing in 2021, according to an investigation report released Oct. 19.

In September 2021, the county discovered money in a deposit bag from one of the landfill stations was not properly deposited after a customer called to ask why a check payment made a month earlier hadn’t cleared.

When the county investigated, it found money from several deposit bags were missing and notified the Mason County...

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