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County commissioners implement stricter internal controls following misappropriation case

Since 2010, Linn County has had protocols in place regarding the daily handling of cash payments within county offices.

Tuesday, April 13, Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker directed county Accounting Officer Bill Palmer to add an examination and testing of internal controls to the Request for Proposals when the county solicits bids for an auditing firm.

For the past eight years the audit has been undertaken by Pauly, Rogers and Co., but their contract, which called for a financial audit only, will expire.

The action comes after the commissioners lea...

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