State audit questions Wagoner chief's expenses

Tuesday, September 12th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Wagoner-AP) -- Wagoner County prosecutors say a state audit that questions expenditures by Wagoner Police Chief Terry Hornbuckle will be followed by an investigation.

State auditors examined allegations of misspending in the city's drug forfeiture fund, the police department's vending and wildlife harvest revenues and alleged irregularities with the dismissal of traffic citations.

They couldn't determine if one-thousand-445 dollars in commissions had been properly spent. The commissions came from vending machine sales and fees collected from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife for deer harvest inspections.

Auditors also found that no ledger of expenditures or balances had been maintained in Hornbuckle's office.

Hornbuckle couldn't be reached for comment today.

District Attorney Dianne Barker Harrold's office said she would be investigating the allegations. Her office declined comment on the report.